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Urban Wildlife - Bear For non-emergency encounters - call the Bear Wise reporting line at 1-866-514-2327 or visit

In a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or the local police. 

 How to Prevent Bear Problems:

  • Reduce garbage odours by washing garbage cans regularly with a strong disinfectant
  • Keep garbage in a bear-proof container or in the garage until pick-up day
  • Keep pet food inside
  • Keep barbecue grills and picnic tables clean
  • Do not fill bird feeders until late fall, and empty in the early spring
  • Pick all fruit from trees and bushes, and remove fallen fruit from the ground
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