Nelson looking to become more Bear Smart

The City of Nelson is working to become Bear Smart.

David White, BC Wild Safe Coordinator in Nelson, made some recommendations to council this week, including having more bear proof garbage bins.

Council agreed to move bear proof garbage bins to Gyro Park, which White says is a hot spot for bear activity.

Council was also considering moving to a weekly garbage pick up, however City staff said it wasn't in the budget for this year, but can be considered for next summer.

Meanwhile 4 bears have been destroyed already this year in the community.