We would like to thank Marianne Darragh and Elaine Carlyle for advocating for bear proof bins at last week's City Council meeting. We were unable to be there and very much appreciate the support of Whitehorse residents towards becoming a bear-smart community.
WildWise Yukon has endeavored in many ways to work with the City of Whitehorse to improve our waste management system. It is surprising to us to hear that City Council is unaware of the issues. The City of Whitehorse helped fund the Whitehorse Bear Hazard Assessment in 2016, which clearly calls for a bear proof system. Yes, experts have weighed in and advised. Yes, the recommendations are publicly available on this website. Yes, WildWise has made lots of noise about this over the past five years and we look forward to making more.
Here is the Yukon News article about the meeting and Marianne and Elaine's excellent contribution: