A sim­ple fix

The Prince George Citizen - - Opinion -

Af­ter read­ing about the city hav­ing a trial in cer­tain ar­eas of town for a new bear proof can, my first thought was that’s great, but af­ter think­ing about it I thought this would be a big cost to the tax­payer.

Here is what I did to solve the bear prob­lem I used to have.

I de­cided to build a bear proof con­tainer out of 3/4 inch ply­wood, know­ing that the strong­est sense that bears have is smell. I built a wooden con­tainer big enough to put the city garbage can in­side.

I put it to­gether with screws and high qual­ity con­struc­tion ad­he­sive, fas­tened it solidly to the ground, con­structed the door so that it seals when closed.

I live in the Hart High­way area and there are a lot of bears in my area ev­ery year.

I built this con­tainer seven years ago at a cost of around $200.

I have had ab­so­lutely no is­sues with bears since.

On garbage day, I open it and wheel the can to the curb and put it back.

Zero problems with bears be­cause of my garbage any­more.

B. Rosin Prince Ge­orge

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