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CanadaWoman killed by bear in Lake of the Woods cottage country

20:36  03 september  2019
20:36  03 september  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

'The worst I've ever seen it': Bears roaming Fort McMurray neighbourhood, scaring parents

'The worst I've ever seen it': Bears roaming Fort McMurray neighbourhood, scaring parents Some parents in Fort McMurray are scared to let their kids play outside as bears have been spotted wandering throughout the Abasand neighbourhood. Mitzy Bridges is one of those parents. She has lived in Fort McMurray her whole life, and she's never seen this many bears in town. "I feel like I'm in the mountains backpacking," said Bridges. "This is the worst I've ever seen it in my whole life." She gives her kids, ages 5 and 8, a bear whistle when they play outside. A few weeks ago, her husband came face-to-face with one.

Lake of the Woods (French: lac des Bois) is a lake occupying parts of the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba and the U.S. state of Minnesota. It separates a small land area of Minnesota from the rest of the United States.

‘The Cottage ’ provides a tranquil and relaxing ambience and is the perfect base for exploring the magic of the Lakes whilst enjoying creative and original food. Ideally situated near the bustling market town of Keswick and close to the lakes of Bassenthwaite, Derwentwater, Buttermere, Crummock water and

Woman killed by bear in Lake of the Woods cottage country © Getty Images A Canadian black bear.

A woman is dead in cottage country a few hours southeast of Winnipeg after apparently being attacked by a bear.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said the incident happened Sunday evening at Red Pine Island, a private vacation spot on Lake of the Woods.

Police said the woman, 62, had gone to check on her dogs and didn't return.

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Officers investigated and found her body near a bear – one of three who were threats to officers during the investigation.

The bear believed responsible for the woman's death was killed by police, and Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is currently working with OPP to determine next steps.

As the incident happened on a secluded island with no other residences, police said there wasn't a further significant risk to public safety.

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Chelsea, NCC in new dispute over road to PM's cottage.
The municipality of Chelsea, Que., is demanding the NCC cover the tab for damage it says was caused by trucks trundling in and out of the prime minister's retreat on Harrington Lake. Chelsea Mayor Caryl Green said the trucks caused $30,000 in damage to Meech Lake Road in the spring. It got so bad the municipality wanted to close the road, which runs about 17 kilometres from just west of the town to the top of Meech Lake, to prevent further damage. Prior to the damage, the NCC had pledged $70,000 this year and next to help maintain the road, which is heavily used by visitors to Gatineau Park.

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