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Castlegar becoming Bear Smart community

Castlegar is well on their way to becoming a BearSmart community.

So says local Wildlife BC Coordinator Jenny Wallace following city council’s adoption of a Wildlife Attractant Bylaw this week.

Wallace commended the city last year for installing a number of bear proof bins in public parks.

However she says more can still be done.

Wallace believes the $50 fines for various garbage offenses and $100 dollar penalties for neglecting to pick up fallen fruit are appropriate.

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