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Bear Sightings Increase

Bear sightings have risen yet again in the area.

The MNR says Cochrane and Iroquois Falls have seen a sharp increase in bear sightings in the last month.

We shared a report from the MNR last month on rising bear sightings near Kapuskasing and Hearst.

The Regional Outreach Specialist with the MNR for Kapuskasing and Hearst, Heather Pridham says our late spring and widespread frost in May might be to blame.

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She says this caused less of their food sources to blossom.

Pridham says storing your garbage securely and properly cleaning barbeques are great ways to prevent bears from entering backyards.

You can report bear sightings at Bear Wise.

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