Polar Bear Warning Issued for St. Anthony Area

The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources has been made aware of reports of several polar bears in and around the Town of St. Anthony over the past few days.

Tracks have been observed in the community including the Cremaillere Road area.

Conservation officers with the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources are monitoring the area and it is recommended residents take appropriate steps to avoid encounters with polar bears.

Residents are encouraged to keep pets inside or under close supervision, travel in groups when outdoors if possible, and never approach a fresh kill or carcass. Always adhere to the proper storage, collection and disposal of garbage to avoid attracting bears into communities and yards.