The bear that was spotted in Keremeos on May 11. It reportedly had wandered into the village and going through people’s garbage. (Louise Keaolani Boivin - Facebook)

The bear that was spotted in Keremeos on May 11. It reportedly had wandered into the village and going through people’s garbage. (Louise Keaolani Boivin - Facebook)

Keremeos issues warning after bear wanders into village

The bear was spotted on multiple streets throughout the day

Conservation officers have been called to Keremeos after a wild bear wandered into the village.

It was spotted earlier on Wednesday, May 11, making its way through the community, and getting into garbage.

The Village of Keremeos issued a warning about the bear, reminding residents to lock up their garbage containers.

Conservation officers will be issuing fines for any unsecured garbage.

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WildsafeBC has several reccomendations for residents for reducing the risk of attracting a bear:

* Only put garbage out for collection on the morning of pickup, not the night before.

* Encourage neighbours to do the same, offer to help if they are not able to put garbage out at appropriate times.

* Secure your garbage on non-collection days; store it securely in your home or in a garage or shed.

* Consider freezing your kitchen scraps until the morning of collection day.

* Keep your barbeque clean and covered.

*Pick ripe or fallen fruit immediately; if composting or putting in yard waste cart, ensure they are secured from wildlife access.

* Use bird baths and houses to attract birds, rather than bird feeders.

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