Bears have been attracting a lot of attention across the region, and they’re getting a little closer to Haliburton County.

Orillia OPP has reported two bear sightings in less than 24 hours that have the MNR investigating. Meanwhile, Haliburton Highlands OPP Constable Dianna Dauphinee says they haven’t seen an increase in the normal amount of bear sightings for our area.

Residents are still being reminded to put away garbage, bird feeders, and any other smell that will attract a bear.