Black bear at Mountainside Park - May 16, 2012

At approximately 10 a.m. this morning the city’s Animal Control Department responded to a call from Halton Regional Police Service regarding a black bear sighting at Mountainside Park.

Animal control personnel arrived on scene to assist the police’s special tactical unit in tracking the bear. The Ministry of Natural Resources advised police to kill the bear due to public safety.

A Six Nations aboriginal group will perform a ceremony to honour the deceased bear.

For more information on this incident, please visit Halton Regional Police Service website.

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