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Ministry called in following bear cub sighting at Valour School

A bear cub is making its rounds at a Petawawa school. On Tuesday, staff and students spotted the cub and Valour JK-12 school went to Shelter in Place. This means business as usual inside and nobody allowed outside. The principal, vice principal and custodial staff watched the bears movements and alerted the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and the OPP. Students who walked were asked to use the main exit so they wouldn’t walk past the area the cub was. At the time of elementary dismissal the cub was spotted high up in a pine tree sleeping. The cub had left the school property late Tuesday, but the following day say he showed back up to Valour. The MNR was called back to the school Wednesday morning to live trap the animal so it can be released back into the wild.