Here is a suggestion for a terrific way to solve Northern Ontario's bear problems. Our good provincial government is so determined to "broadening the tax base" to solve city problems, so why not broaden the home base of bears too?
This could be easily accomplished in the following manner. Every so called "nuisance bear" caught in a trap will be transported only to the southern outskirt of the city, there to be fitted with a special bear collar and released.
This collar will consist of a GPS-controlled zapper (similar to the dog's anti-bark collar) which will zap the bear as soon as he turns in any northerly direction. A bear, being an intelligent animal, will learn quickly the best way to go is south. As soon as the bear reaches Barrie, the collar will switch to standby. Bears, being adaptable and intelligent, will have no problems enjoying the more plentiful food in the south and stay there, allowing these meddling southern do-gooders to put their money where their mouths are.
This would alleviate our local bear over-population problem in a most humane, efficient and satisfactory way.