Ontario Provincial Police report a family of bears has been relocated from the Mattawa area.
The OPP says a mother bear and her cubs have been approaching residences in the rural area of the town, sparking numerous animal complaints to police.
Officers would use their sirens to scare the bears away but police say the bruins would return within days.
“The bears began roaming closer towards the schools, and restaurants,” states an OPP release. “Students would remain inside the schools, while the bears were in the area.”
Police say with the assistance of three Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry technicians, non-lethal measures were used to sedate and capture the bears on Sept. 21.
The OPP says the bears were then relocated over 100 km away to a remote location.