NewsBLACK BEARS IN THE YARD SHARE ON: Tim Rout, staff Wednesday, Sep. 16th, 2015Black Bear sightings in Cochrane and Iroquois Falls, and the recent shooting of a black bear by Timmins Police, have led the Ministry of Natural Resources to remind local residents about keeping garbage well contained. Do not leave food products in your vehicle. garage or garden shed. Thoroughly clean your barbecue when done cooking, and remove the fat-drip can. Use good judgement when leaving ground level windows open at night. It is thought that a poor wild berry crop is likely behind the encroachment of many black bears into human areas.