The Tyedee bins are certified bear resistant and meets all requirements by the City of Revelstoke’s garbage and wildlife bylaw as well as the BC Wildlife Act. (Submitted)

The Tyedee bins are certified bear resistant and meets all requirements by the City of Revelstoke’s garbage and wildlife bylaw as well as the BC Wildlife Act. (Submitted)

Revelstoke Bear Aware offering cost sharing for bear resistant bins

Tyedee bins for sale at Home Hardware with a $300 discount through Bear Aware

For years Revelstoke residents have seen bears coming into city limits, said a news release from Revelstoke Bear Aware. 

“We know that garbage is the number one attractant for bears, with fruit trees coming in a close second.”

Since 2016, when 24 bears were killed within City limits, residents are getting better at reducing these attractants, the news release said.

In 2017 Revelstoke Bear Aware received many questions about what residents could do to keep their garbage secure.

This year, Revelstoke Bear Aware is leading a hands on project to stop bears from accessing garbage. They have developed a cost sharing program for bear resistant storage bins for Revelstoke residents.

“We are excited to introduce this new bear resistant storage bin program. With the number of people requesting somewhere secure to store garbage on a daily basis, it only made sense that the Revelstoke Bear Aware Society put together a tangible solution for Revelstoke residents,” said Revelstoke Bear Aware coordinator, Maggie Spizzirri.

These bear resistant storage bins can be purchased at Revelstoke Home Hardware.

Revelstoke Bear Aware is offering $300 off the original Tyedee bin price and the price in the store is the discounted price for the bins.

The bin is certified bear resistant and meets all requirements by the City of Revelstoke’s garbage and wildlife bylaw as well as the BC Wildlife Act.

These bins are a great solution to store garbage, compost, recycling, pet feed and any other bear attractant for people who do not have a closed garage or shed. The goal is to make it as easy as possible for residents to secure their garbage.

Tips for bear proofing your yard:

    • Secure garbage from bears, either in a bear- resistant container or indoors. Don’t put your garbage out before 6 a.m. on the day of collection.
    • Harvest ripe fruit and pick up windfall fruit every day.
    • Remove bird feeders during bear season (April – November) or use only small amounts of feed and bring in each night.
    • Feed pets indoors. Store pet food and livestock feed indoors.
    • Consider a properly installed and maintained electric fence to protect small livestock (such as chickens and beehives), fruit trees, and compost piles.
    • Consider removing outdoor freezers and fridges or be sure they are locked shut.
    • Do not put cooked food, meat, fish or cheese in compost. Keep compost piles working properly. Smelly compost attracts bears.
    • Clean barbecues after each use.
    • Do not feed wildlife.

Visit www.revelstokebearaware.org for more information on managing bear attractants or contact Revelstoke Bear Aware at 250-837-8624.

To report bear sightings or conflicts with bears please call the BC Conservation Service 24-hour hotline at 1-877-952-7277.

To report a bear attractant to the City Bylaw Officers, contact 250-837-2911 during office hours or email to bylawenforcement@revelstoke.ca. Or report a concern on their See Click Fix app https://revelstoke.ca/332/See-Click-Fix.

Just Posted

Fruit farmers in the Okanagan and Creston valleys are in desperate need of cherry harvesters amid COVID-19 work shortages. (Photo: Unsplash/Abigail Miller)
‘Desperate’ need for workers at Okanagan cherry farms

Fruit farmers are worried they’ll have to abandon crops due to COVID-19 work shortages

(File)
‘It’s not going to work here’: Revelstoke mayor to meet province over ambulance changes

There is a new system being introduced across the province called Scheduled On-Call (SOC)

A tent housing a mobile vaccination clinic. (Interior Health/Contributed)
Over 5K jabbed at Interior Health mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics

The clinics have made stops in more than 40 communities since launching last week

The crosswalk is at Third Street and Mackenzie and was installed on June 17. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Painting a rainbow: First Pride crosswalk installed in Revelstoke

‘It signals to the community that this city is inclusive,’ Mayor Gary Sulz

The main nights for cricket in Revelstoke are from Tuesday to Thursday between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m on the field beside the Old School Eatery. Singh said anyone is free to join. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
‘It’s a big part of our culture’: Revelstoke cricket group meets nightly

The main nights are from Tuesday to Thursday between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. beside the Old School Eatery

A small pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins pass by close to shore in Campbell River June 16, 2021. Still capture from video courtesy of Kimberly Hart
VIDEO: Dolphin sunset captured from Vancouver Island shore

Spectacular setting for view of travelling pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins

Earls On Top at 211 Bernard Avenue in Kelowna. (Google Maps photo)
Downtown Kelowna’s Earls ordered closed after COVID-19 transmission

Earls on Top on Bernard Avenue will be closed from June 18 to June 27

A motorycle crash has been reported on Westside Road. (Google Maps)
UPDATE: Westside Road reopened following motorcycle crash near Vernon

AIM Roads advises drivers to expect delays due to congestion

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

(File photo)
Penticton not holding Canada Day activities out of respect for Indigenous people

Cities across B.C. are cancelling the holiday after an increased spotlight on Canada’s dark history

Dereck Donald Sears. (Contributed/Crimestoppers)
Murder charge laid in relation to suspicious Kelowna death

Dereck Donald Sears is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Darren Middleton

Police are asking for public assistance in locating Anthony Graham who has been charged with the murders of Kamloops brothers Carlo and Erick Fryer. (RCMP photo)
2 charged, suspect at large in killings of B.C. brothers linked to gang activity: RCMP

Kamloops brothers Erick and Carlo Fryer were found deceased in May on a remote Okanagan road

Albert Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney unveil an opening sign after speaking about the Open for Summer Plan and next steps in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, in Edmonton, Friday, June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta 1st province in Canada to lift all COVID-19 public health restrictions

70.2% of eligible citizens 12 and older in the province have received a dose of the vaccine

Most Read