In an effort to get nuisance bear calls to the right agency, the OPP is reminding the public to only call them in the case of an emergency.

What counts as an emergency is a bear going onto a school yard when school is in, stalking people, trying to get into a home or killing livestock or family pets.

What’s not an emergency is if a bear is rummaging around your garbage can, breaks into a shed or climbs a tree.

In these cases call the Bear Wise reporting line at 1-866-514-2327.