The District of Hudson’s Hope is reminding residents to be bear aware as fall approaches after several black bears have been sighted in town.
Bears have been spotted in the Thompson and Jamieson subdivisions, as well as behind the district pumphouse along Dudley Drive.
Residents say the bears have been tipping over garbage cans.
A District safety bulletin says the bear may be habituated to people, and that resident should keep their garbage bins indoors until collection day, store pet food indoors, keep BBQ grills and smokers clean, and to pick up any fruit fallen from trees.
Residents are encouraged to call the BC Conservation Office’s RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277 to report bears.
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