On Thursday September 29, 2016 at approximately 7:20 AM a collision occurred between a motor vehicle and what is described as a full grown bear on Old Barrie Road between Penetanguishene Road and Line 1 of Oro-Medonte Township. This is near W.R. Best Public School.
Officers from the Barrie OPP and the Ministry of Natural Resources conducted a search for the Bear however it was not located at this time.
The school authorities have been notified that the bear has not yet been located and they will keep their safety precautions in place.
If anyone observes a bear in the area the Barrie OPP would like to ask the public to notify the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 and/or the Ministry of Natural Resources at 1-866-514-2327.
The Barrie OPP would like to remind the driving public to be aware that there are wild animals in the Oro-Medonte area and cross our roadways while on their journey’s. Please keep this in mind, and be vigilant while driving in order to avoid collisions.