Bear shot after breaking into residential building in Yellowknife

A stock image of a black bear. (Photo retrieved from Creative Commons.)

Wildlife officers shot a bear on Forrest Drive in Yellowknife early Monday morning.

According to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the bear was trying to break into units at Forrest Manor.

“The bear had ripped a huge hole in a window and entered one apartment where residents were present, and attempted to enter two others,” said Mike Westwick, department spokesperson, in an email.

The bear then left and was eating garbage on the street.

“The bear showed no fear to humans.”

ENR is reminding residents to seal garbage in bear-proof containers to try and prevent encounters.