Be Bearwise, urge OPP
Written By: Thursday, April 5th 2018

Spring has arrived…..sort of…. and police say it’s also the start of bear season.

Now that the MNR no longer have the resources to deal with nuisance bears in urban areas, many residents have been turning to front line police. As a result the OPP are advising people to take action to prevent attracting bears to your property – including proper storage of garbage and bbq’s and removing bird feeders.

To report a non emergency bear siting – Call the Bear Wise reporting line at 1-866-514-2327 (between April 1-November 30).

If you believe there is an immediate safety risk, call 911 or your local police department/detachment.

You can find more information about bears and what is considered an immediate threat here at the MNR’s Bear Wise website.