At 1:00 A.M. on October 01, 2016 City Police took a report of a female being attacked by a bear in the West Braemar Bay area. The victim reported that she heard a noise in behind her residence and went to investigate. She encountered a medium sized black bear that then stood up and swiped at the victim. She received several cuts to her right thigh that required 17 staples to close.
The Ministry was notified and will be taking steps to deal with the bear. Residents in the area are urged to use caution when outdoors and to report any sightings to the Police at 705-949-6300 and the Ministry at 1-888-514-2327.