Last week, a bear broke into several homes in Arrow Heights, some of them twice. Bears in other parts of town have also been causing havoc – ripping siding off houses, breaking fences, tearing into garbage sheds, pushing on windows, and generally becoming very comfortable dining on our unmanaged foods.
Garbage is the most common bear attractant in Revelstoke, especially at this time of year when fruit trees are mostly finished. It is the responsibility of each and every resident of Revelstoke to ensure that their garbage is not accessible to bears. Quite aside from the bylaw that says as much, our neighbourhood safekeeping depends upon it.
The city is currently considering creating a bear-resistant garbage collection system. Please lend your support to this issue by asking council candidates their views on timely implementation of the system.
For more information regarding management of wildlife attractants, please see www.revelstokebearaware.org.