The bears are back in Nelson

Nicer weather means the bears are coming back into communities.

Nelson Police say they've noted an increase in bear activity in various part of the city.

They're reminding residents that this is the time that bears will be looking for food, and that they should make sure garbage, compost, and waste products are stored in a secure manner.

If you do see a bear in your area, you can call police or conservation on the RAPP hotline.