Wellington OPP have confirmed a bear sighting in Wellington County near Belwood. Police were called on Saturday evening after a citizen spotted a mother bear and a cub on West Garafraxa Townline near Dobbin Street on the east edge of Belwood. OPP have not been able to contain the bear however have notified local residents of the sighting.
Police have advised the Ministry of Natural Resources and are working with them on the issue. The OPP are reminding the public to exercise caution should they see the bears.
Residents can help minimize risk of an encounter by removing access to things that attract hungry bears like bird or pet food and garbage as well as grease and food residue on barbeques.