In a missed attempt to highlight the importance of a bear proof waste management system, which is one of our primary campaigns, this Yukon News article pits WildWise advice against Conservation Officers. For the record, we do not advocate for letting the City of Whitehorse off the hook for waste management responsibilities. What we did say is that it will likely take a long while yet before the City is willing to introduce a new system and in the meantime, it is futile for residents to wait for the City to fix the problem and we encourage them (us) to take personal responsibility for managing attractants. Most of the negative encounters with bears in the past few years have, after all, been the result of people making food accessible to bears. Please read this article and pay attention to what Aaron Koss-Young has to say. He is on the ball!

https://www.yukon-news.com/opinion/got-bears-blame-the-bins/