There have been reports of bears accessing garbage and lured into backyards by unmanaged apple trees right accross the Elk Valley and South Country. For your own safety and to help keep our wildlife wild, keep your garbage locked up between collection days, clean up fruit trees and secure all other bear attractants for the next two months.
Garbage, fruit trees, birdseed and pet food etc. attract bears to your property making it more likely for the bear to break into your home creating a safety risk for your family and a death sentence for the bear.
Please share this message with your neighbours, we all need to work together, in some cases you may need to report them to your local bylaw officer.