• Be Bear Wise

    August 31st, 2020

    Be bear wise

    Call 911 if a bear poses an immediate threat to personal safety and exhibits threatening or aggressive behaviour, such as:

    – enters a school yard when school is in session

    – stalks people and lingers at the site

    – enters or tries to enter a residence

    – wanders into a public gathering

    – kills livestock/pets and lingers at the site

    Police will respond first to an emergency situation, but may request assistance from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry during daylight hours.

    If you see a bear or signs of a bear (items knocked over, bear scratches) please report this to the Town Hall at 705-338-2717 ext 3, or 1-866-650-5953 for after hours.

    Bear wise tips:

    – put garbage out only on the morning of garbage day, not the night before

    – put garbage in containers that have tight-fitting lids and store it in a bear-proof location such as your basement or a sturdy garage

    – frequently wash garbage cans and recycle containers and lids with a strong-smelling disinfectant, such as bleach

    – fill bird feeders only through the winter months

    – burn off food residue and wash the grill right away

    – empty the grease trap every time you barbecue

    – be aware that cooking odours can attract bears

    – pick all ripe and fallen fruit from trees and shrubs on your property

    – do not leave pet food outdoors, in screened-in areas or porches

    For more information please go to: https://www.ontario.ca/page/prevent-bear-encounters-bear-wise

    Posted on: Aug 31 2020, 9.32 AM
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