A bear that was recently spotted in Milton moved South into Burlington. The bear was seen in a residential area with an elementary school. It was at this time that the Burlington detachment of the Halton Regional Police were forced to dispatch the bear.
“We empathize with those members of the public who are distressed by today’s events. Our officers do not relish having to dispatch an animal, but our options were extremely limited. Given the particular circumstances, we could not risk public safety as the bear moved deeper into residential areas,” said Public Affairs Sgt. Dave Cross.
More details can be found in this Miltonsearch article.