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Black Bear Sighting in Halton Hills

At approximately 1:30 pm on Sunday, December 5, 2021, members of the Halton Regional Police Service responded to a report of a small black bear located in a wooded area south of the intersection of Regional Road 25 and Number 32 Side Road north of Halton Hills (Acton). The black bear was not acting in an aggressive manner and was last seen wandering into the bush south of Davidson Drive.


The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has been contacted and is aware of the black bear sighting.


Although rare, it is not uncommon to have bear sightings in rural wooded areas.


If you spot a bear do not approach it, remain calm, and don’t panic. Bears who encounter people are normally stressed and will likely flee. If you see a bear, keep your pets inside. If a black bear poses an immediate threat call 911 and police will respond.


Residents can go to the https://www.ontario.ca/page/prevent-bear-encounters-bear-wise?website to access some useful tips and information regarding spotting a bear and what to do. You can also call the Ministry directly at 1-866-514-2327. The MNR advises that black bears are entering the season of hibernation and anticipate this bear will be doing so shortly.



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