While it is no great shock that there have been bear sightings this time of year, it should be said that the furry creatures are closer than you might think.
As recently as last week, Dog Control Officer Rose Colledge reports that a family of bears has been spotted around Commercial Park. ?A mother and 2 cubs have been spotted further out, but another young bear was around Joy Propane and Northern Metalic.? She went on to say that she and her daughter Amanda Battenfelder were driving home and spotted the bear. They contacted RCMP and then did their best to keep the bear at bay until officers could arrive and properly send the bear into a safer zone. The best-case scenario is to humanely scare the bear back to a wooded area, rather than have to harm it.