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Spring is the best opportunity we have to prevent bears from learning bad habits by ensuring that our properties are free of attractants.

Submitted by Kathy Murray

Spring is the best opportunity we have to prevent bears from learning bad habits by ensuring that our properties are free of attractants (unsecured garbage, dirty barbeques and bird feeders). If bears get the upper hand early by feeding in our back yards, it will be hard to make them wild again.

There have been no reported recent wildlife sightings in Elk Valley and South Country communities.  After a winter in hibernation, the WildSafeBC Program Coordinators throughout the province are back to work with residents and visitors to help ensure that wildlife remains wild and communities remain safe.

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