Letter: City needs to bear down on trash take-out rule-breakers

Editor:

Re: Robert Koopmans’ excellent The Outdoor Narrative column of July 14 (‘Save a bear — get up early on garbage day’):

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As Koopmans pointed out, the city bylaws department is not patrolling to enforce the Bear Aware restrictions on garbage bins.

In my neighbourhood, several individuals commonly place their bins at the curb the night before collecton day.

A few patrols and a few tickets would help solve this problem. Or do we need to wait until someone gets mauled by a trash-habituated bear?

Steve Van Wagoner

Kamloops

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