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LETTER: Please stop killing the bears

From reader Noreen Clayton

Re: Bear euthanized after downtown Nelson encounter, Sept. 16

Please stop leaving garbage outside in unsecured non-bear proof containers. Try to find another solution. Businesses downtown with dumpsters please make sure the lids are down and secure at the end of the day. It’s only a few more weeks and the bears will be gone. It’s been an unusual year with the late spring and weeks of hot weather. The bears don’t have their usual food so are looking to feed up before winter. The tree fruit is tempting so pick it before the bears do. Too many bears are dying. It’s a tragedy that 12 bears have been shot. Please, conservation officers and people of Nelson, stop killing the bears!

Noreen Clayton