Kenora man injured in bear attack: OPPSep 29, 2019 08:17AM ● By Editor
From CBC News - Thunder Bay - September 27, 2019
A 69-year-old Kenora man suffered non-life threatening injuries when he was attacked by a bear in the northwestern Ontario community this week, OPP said.
Police were notified of the incident at about 11:15 a.m. Thursday. The victim said he had been attacked by a black bear while walking on Rice Lake Road.
Officers responded and located a bear in the Rice Lake Road area. OPP said the officers believed the bear to be the one responsible for the attack; the bear, police said, was dispatched.
The Ministry of Natural Resources is continuing with the investigation.
The incident was the second bear attack in northwestern Ontario this month.
A 62-year-old woman was killed by a black bear on Red Pine Island on Rainy Lake on Sept. 1.OPP officers also killed the bear involved in that incident.
Police are reminding people to use extreme caution when a bear is encountered.
In the case of non-emergency bear encounters — such as sightings of bears checking garbage, wandering through yards, or breaking into a shed where garbage or food is stored — members of the public can call Bear Wise at 1-866-514-2327.
In the event of an emergency encounter — for example, if a bear enters a school yard, enters or attempts to enter a residence, kills livestock or pets, or stalks people and lingers — people are advised to call 911 immediately.
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