The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment advises that a large black bear with injuries to one of its front legs has been sighted several times in the community. The OPP strongly advises the public to be cautious when out in the evening and night time hours.
Garbage should be secured inside a structured building at all times and not placed at curb side until the morning of scheduled pick up. Each time this bear has been observed it has been eating from garbage cans put out the night before.
The OPP will respond to emergency calls about wild animals if there is an immediate threat to the public. For more information the Bear-Wise Reporting toll free number continues to operate for reporting and information purposes. Call 1-866-514-2327.