LETTER: Bear attractants shouldn't be near where kids play

By Contributor
June 14th, 2012

Dear editor,

These pictures (attached) were taken this evening at RSS as children were
leaving from soccer. This parking area is the main pathway through a large
block of upper Rossland for children going to and from elementary schools
and it is also a very “blocked” area where a bear could quite easily feel
trapped. Having a food source in this area is dangerous for people and
detrimental to the bears.

RSS personnel should manage their waste more appropriately. I believe one of
the reason that the regular citizens of Rossland were forced to give up the
convenience of a dumpster for waste sorting and disposal was that it was
considered to be a potential bear attractant. Perhaps SD20 could hold RSS to
the same standard?

Michelle Tanguay


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