A simple fix
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