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Bear sightings keep cops busy

Sunday, June 08, 2014   by: Staff


Police attended seven noise complaints overnight.

In addition, officers attended for several bear calls in the city’s west end. 

A bear was spotted in the housing complex at 710 Second Line West, in the parking lot of Mrs. B’s on Second Line West, on Nichol Avenue, Pittsburgh Avenue and in a tree on Edison Avenue. 

The bear was believed to be a mother with cubs.

The animal is clearly becoming urbanized because of access to food but could be potentially aggressive because her protective nature around the cubs. 

Citizens are reminded to remove garbage and food sources.


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boler76 6/8/2014 10:18:39 AM Report

So were should the garbage be kept while awaiting pickup, I would presume that if it wasnt frozen in a deep freezer that bears could smell it and possibly break into a house or garage to get at it, Probably should hire a trucking firm from southern Ont to relocate the bears??
Wild Turkey 6/8/2014 10:43:35 AM Report

Where were the noise complaints?Is this a seasonal problem ,like Bears, or is something new.?Have noise complaints surpassed domestic quarrels and stick-ups as the new social evil to grab all the headlines?Far better to report every sighting of wildlife to keep the population safe.There are more human killers out there than wild animal culprits.
The"cops" have better things to do,than act as overpaid baby-sitters for mis-behaving adults.What happened to common sense and working things out between yourselves?
asp 6/8/2014 10:51:41 AM Report

AWWW!!! poor animals,
wingnut 6/8/2014 12:06:29 PM Report

And wait for the " spring bear hunt" , advocates to start screaming that the bear appocalypse is upon us, " think of the children."
!KENNEDY! 6/8/2014 12:08:47 PM Report

these bears are getting way to comfortable with walking down city streets and a mother with cubs is a dangerous situation to be in for any person especially kids. these bears either need to be scared off from coming into the city or relocated. people may not see a bear tearing through garbage as a big deal but when they are standing on your porch trying to get into your home its another story and soon enough they will. if a bear ever shows up on my porch its getting a 12 slug to the shoulder... then i will call the police
tommy_boi07 6/8/2014 12:59:38 PM Report

Before the stupidity starts let me just add that we are not "invading their home". We are animals, as are they. We have just as much of a right to be here as the bears do and we have a right to protect ourselves from threats. Survival of the fittest, all of you tree huggers can go cry downtown Toronto.
AlwaysAWinner 6/8/2014 1:37:17 PM Report

if a bear can go to a river and eat a salmon, I can shoot it when it comes near me or my home if I feel it's a threat

seen_your 6/8/2014 2:29:26 PM Report

Beer sightings keep cops busy too.
burt 6/8/2014 3:26:14 PM Report

these bears are garbage dump bears spring hunt has nothing to do with the bears in town . the mnr has to do there job, and capture this bears and bring them back to nature a couple of hundred miles away or to southern ont. were the huggers can deal with them the way they think they should be treated lol
Boomer4771 6/8/2014 6:05:51 PM Report

Since these are garbage dump bears tell me why would they leave the dump where there is all kind of garbage to eat?
J.S 6/8/2014 7:30:46 PM Report

At 8am this morning walked out of front door, sat on deck steps to have a coffee & a dart. Then I herd a loud blowing noise from behind me. I said hun the "##%%++" bear is behind us. The extremely large mother bear & her 2 cubs were about 80ft behind us & 30ft up a tree. Laurier ave. off of 2nd line.
!KENNEDY! 6/8/2014 8:31:10 PM Report

maybe once people start arming themselves and blasting off shots they will recognize theres a problem and deal with the bears lol
asp 6/8/2014 9:20:41 PM Report

MNR should be on this situation, before some crazy person act before thinking and someone might get really hurt. People should put themselve in these bears place. Where are all the animal activist in this City. If you can use a BBB gun and pinch them, they will go and not come back.
!KENNEDY! 6/8/2014 9:37:51 PM Report

your correct there is that chance of hitting it with a bb gun and it taking off i agree thats better then some people shooting them but what if its with its cubs and gets p!$$ed and attacks after that? Just putting that out there
Timbob 6/8/2014 10:30:11 PM Report

"Citizens are reminded to remove garbage and food sources."

MNR and Police Officers are encouraged to shoot and kill the bears anytime they please.
Sam The Dog 6/9/2014 6:26:31 AM Report

Call Liz White, She has all the answer's
ranny 6/9/2014 9:18:32 AM Report

What they normally do is.. they capture the bear, take it away far away from the city/town and mark the bear. If they bear comes back, i think they put it down.
Tag33&1/3rd 6/9/2014 3:06:12 PM Report

Winnie the Pooh? Lol poo...
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