It would cost Rossland around $200,000 to provide all residents with bear-proof garbage cans, as Castlegar has done.
This from councillor Aaron Cosbey who’s looking into options to address human-bear conflict.
But that sort of financial outlay is big for a community like Rossland.
Cosbey says a far cheaper option is public education and management of attractants but that’s harder to get full buy-in.
Rossland has had a number of issues this spring including a dangerous episode when bears got into someone’s basement.