PORT CARLING — An 80-year-old man who fought off a bear in his home has been commended by police.
Norman Ruff, of Port Carling, received a Citation for Bravery from OPP detachment commander Inspector Michael Burton yesterday.
A black bear entered his home on July 31, 2019.
After a brief physical confrontation in which Ruff received minor injuries, he was able to force the animal to flee through a door.
The award presentation was made at his home.