From a Peterborough County OPP release today...
On August 7th, 2013 at approximately 11:30pm, Peterborough County OPP officers were dispatched to the Trent Lakes Township municipal dump on Crystal Lake Road for a broken down motor vehicle. An Oshawa family had driven to the dump to observe bears roaming around the municipal waste site searching for food. When the family decided to leave, they realized that the battery to their van was dead. Further observations revealed that several bears were now standing around the perimeter of their van looking at them.
A cell phone call was placed to the OPP and officers accompanied a tow truck to the scene to stand by while the van’s battery was boosted. The family departed the scene without incident.
The public is reminded that although black bears are interesting to observe, they are large, powerful animals and extreme caution should always be used while in bear country.