Spring is here and while many people are practicing physical distancing to help flatten the COVID-19 curve bears coming out of hibernation are not aware of that.

Speaking on behalf of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests, Derrick Luetchford says the public has to be aware that bears are out and about … and hungry.

He emphasizes people should be using containers with tight-fitting lids, keep garbage in bear-proof sheds or garages and only put the garbage out on pick-up day.

He adds the public should be aware that bird feeders also attract bears.

Want to know more, go to https://news.ontario.ca/mnr/en/2020/04/be-bear-wise-and-prevent-bear-encounters.html