Bear resistant dumpsters are only as bear resistant as the users. It is unfortunate that people choose to dump garbage behind a dumpster especially when the transfer station is across the road. The garbage behind the dumpster attracted a black bear who will likely be back to feed on garbage instead of natural food.
Thank you to the people who cleaned up the mess, Fernie Chamber staff, a summer student and the Conservation Officer. The dumpster is covered in messaging advising users on the importance of using the dumpsters responsibly in a manner not to attract wildlife.