A friendly reminder that we are all responsible for helping to reduce conflicts between local bears and people in our community. Did you know that the number one identified attractant for bears in BC is garbage? Please do not litter (especially food waste!), and ensure that garbage is either kept inside, or well-secured until garbage day. If you notice someone who is regularly littering or not properly securing their garbage, you can report it to the Bylaw Department at (250) 624 6852. For more information on black bears and how to reduce potential conflicts, check out the BC Conservation Foundation website at: https://wildsafebc.com/species/black-bear/. Thank you in advance for doing your part!