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WildsafeBC tagging local garbage offenders

Nelson and area’s WildsafeBC co-ordinator has been putting yellow tags on residents’ garbage cans effectively telling them they’re doing the wrong thing.

Joanne Siderius says seven containers were put out the night before collection day near Fort Shepherd which is a breach of the city bylaws.

She figures there are many reasons why people continue to create the bear attractant.


The city as well as the conservation officer can impose fines for garbage that can be accessed by bears.

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