Police responded to a bear call on the hub trail yesterday afternoon near the end of Northern Avenue. Trail users are reminded to be vigilant in that area and never approach the animal.
On Tuesday Police also attended in the 200 block of Panoramic Drive regarding a bear sighted in the backyard. On attending found that the bear had retreated to the bush area.
Authorities remind the public that if you do encounter a bear, to leave it alone, keep garbage and pet food inside. In most cases the bear will roam off.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit the MNR’s Bear Wise website yet, there are valuable tips on how to avoid attracting bears. You can also report any bear related problems via the website or calling the Bear Wise Reporting Line which is available from April 1st to November 30th.