Keep your garbage stored indoors, bring in bird feeders until the winter, keep barbeques clean and secure all other attractants and bears will move on.
A bear was reported destroying a bird feeder on Cedar Bowl Drive, bear sightings reported by the Boat launch and along the dike trail towards Dogwood Park and on Ridgemont Lane. Bears reported accessing garbage left outdoors in Sparwood Heights.
Keeping garbage stored indoors until collection day and securing wildlife attractants is the best way to keep people safe, prevent property damage, and avoid the unnecessary killing of bears that come into conflict with people.
Bottom line: Garbage, birdseed and pet food etc. attracts 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.
For more information on wildlife safety go to www.wildsafebc.com