Several bears had to be put down in Manitoba after cottage break-ins. A female and her 3 cubs were put down near Lac du Bonnet. They had broken into a couple of cottages and had tried to get into several more. In one incident a man had walked into his kitchen and found the bear in there. The bears ran off each time there was a human encounter, but with the bears relying on human residences for food they had to be put down for public safety.
The cubs were killed as well, because they were learning bad behavior from their mother, the first year is when the cubs learn everything to survive. Also without their mother their survival didn't look very promising. Two other bears were killed near West Hawk Lake. There have been less reports of bear sightings lately as the bears natural food is finally appearing. Once the berries and other food starts, there are less cottage break-ins. From Winnipeg Sun .