You may be comfortable with bears in your yard, but what about your neighbours, their kids and pets? It is an offence in BC to provide food to wildlife. It is everyone’s responsibility to bear proof their property and take due care and diligence when you choose to live in bear country.
Keep garbage indoors till collection day, remove all fruit from trees and take unwanted fruit to the transfer station, bear-proof your property, talk to your neighbours and get them and/or help them do the same. If you see a bear on your property, make noise to scare the bear off (bang pots and pans together, air horn, noise maker if it is safe to do so. Report all violators to the Conservation Officer RAPP line (report all poachers and polluters) on 1-877-952-7277 and/or call your local bylaw officer.
Expect bears in and around the community until November. Thanks for your efforts. The end result will be a safer and cleaner community for bears and people.