Black bears were frequent visitors to Ocean Falls, just like most towns are exposed to in B.C. when located at the foot of mountains. From our office windows we could often see bears below the dam. I do not know why, but there was an old fridge sitting close to the water edge below the dam. Twice I have seen bears opening the door to the fridge. perhaps checking for a cold beer.
I took this photo of the black bear shown behind some playground equipment. What can not be seen, are 5 small children standing behind me about 6 ft from the bear. This bear was actually visiting my friend's place. His wife had walked into the kitchen to find a bear having a good time. Fortunately, there were two doors in the house and the bear left through the door away from her. Unfortunately for this bear, it got too friendly with the towns people and had to be shot for safety reasons.