Residents are being asked to take simple precautions now that bears are coming out of hibernation. The OPP and the MNRF are sending out a few simple tips like keeping your garbage in a tight-fitting container, clean your outdoor barbecue grill, and don’t leave bird feeders outside. If a bear is posing an immediate threat, you’re asked to call 911, and in non-emergencies you can call the MNRF bear reporting line at 1-866-514-2327.