The Ministry of Natural resources and the OPP are reminding you to be bear wise. Simple precautions this Spring can prevent attracting black bears as they come out of hibernation. Human-bear conflicts can happen when there’s little natural food for the bears – that’s when they start finidng other food sources like garbage and bird feed. Its recommended you store garbage in waste containers with tight lids – only put your garbage out in the morning of a pickup and put away bird feeders, seed, suet and nectar.