More bears being spotted in Nelson

There's been an  increase in bear activity in Nelson.

Nelson Police say they've noted the increase in various parts of the city, and they're reminding residents that now is the time for bears to be looking for food.

That means making sure garbage, compost and waste products are disposed of in a secure manner to avoid possible confrontations with wildlife.

Residents who see a bear in their neighbourhood can call police or the Conservation RAPP line.