Bear and cubs sighted in Yellowknife: ENR

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is reporting a sighting of a black bear and two cubs in Yellowknife.

They were seen near the Forward Operating Location Base in the Kam Lake area, close to a popular trail.

According to an email to media, officers have put up signs in the area alerting the public and are “monitoring the situation closely.”

The department is advising residents travelling in the area to have bear spray and bangers on them, and other methods to make noise.

More information on what to do when encountering a bear can be found here.

To report wildlife, call 867-873-7181.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to