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Posted on: November 23, 2018

Bear Alert for Highlands Residents


The District Office has received calls from Highlands residents regarding Black Bears sighted in the area. The area Conservation Officer would like to remind all residents that the number one attractant to bears is household garbage. It is the responsibility of the home owner to insure that household garbage is securely stored until the morning of collection day. Some quick facts about bears: bears have an extremely good sense of smell and can smell food over a kilometer away, garbage is the number one bear attractant cited when reporting a call, bears become highly food-conditioned and habituated to humans are often destroyed because of concerns for human safety, in BC it is an offence to leave out items that will attract wildlife - fines may be applied. Report a problem bear 1-877-952-7277

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