UPDATE: ByWard Market bear released back into the wilderness

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By Vito Pilieci and Bruce Deachman, Ottawa Citizen, September 6, 2018

When it comes to many questions about the young bear that rumbled his way into the ByWard Market on Thursday morning, one can really only pawstulate.

(...)The episode began shortly before 3 a.m., when witnesses reported seeing a black bear wandering about the Market. After a 45-minute search, police located the 70-kilogram animal in a tree behind The Koven restaurant. Koven owner Mehdi Galehdar said there had been no sign of the bear when he locked up around 2 a.m. Thursday.

(...)According to National Capital Commission conservation officer Richard Moore, who has captured numerous bears in his 33 years with the organization, the bear was exhausted when it was discovered.

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/ottawa-police-report-bear-in-byward-market