Thursday, July 10, 2008

This aint no fairy tale!

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is issuing a warning about a black bears in the areas of Schumacher, Gold Centre and Gold Mine Road.
The MNR says sightings of a mama bear and three little cubs have been reported several times. The ministry is asking area residents to “take the necessary steps to prevent bear problems in their neighborhood.”
In a news release, the MNR says “most of the calls stem from non-natural food sources attracting the bears such as garbage. MNR asks residents to make certain that their garbage is secured in such a fashion that these bears are unable to break into the containers.”
The ministry also advises home owners to:
-Clean up and properly store garbage
-Clean barbecues
-Don’t leave pet food outside
-Remove birdfeeders

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