During a garbage patrol of Area 2 last night only 11 residences had garbage out the night before collection. (Annex x2, Alpine trail x4, Canyon Trail x3, West Fernie x 2 and Mountview 0). Well done Mountview residents. Garbage out had night has been identified with a yellow sticker (see photo)
Garbage set on the curb at night is an easy target for a hungry bear and for other wildlife. By removing access to garbage we can help prevent food-conditioning wildlife. Food conditioning is a learned behavior where bears begin to associate people and their property with a food reward. This can lead to safety concerns. With the absence of the food reward, they are less likely to return which helps keep wildlife wild and improve community safety for our neighbours, friends and family.