Not all bears go to den in the winter in the Okanagan or North Shore; its mostly male bears that hang out later or don’t den for as long. On Anarchist Mountain, they are still out and have even been seen this week.
Garbage should STILL be left inside a safe secure lock up until the morning of pick-up – ALL YEAR ROUND; or be in bear-resistant containment.
Other critters that do not hibernate or den can become issues in the winter – coyotes, Raccoons, crows, ravens, even cougars or the neighbour’s dog.
Also, bears love pumpkins… so time to get them off the porch if they are still out.
BEAR-RESISTANT GARBAGE CARTS WILL BE HERE SOON!
The community purchase program for Anarchist Mountain garbage carts has been a great success! Over 70 carts were purchased, with some purchases coming from West Bench (in Penticton) after they heard about our program.
These sturdy, 65 gallon Rollins garbage carts have been tested to be bear-resistant and are recommended by WildSafe BC and meet the standards set out by RDOS. If you were or became an Anarchist Mountain Community Society member, you also received a $15 discount to cover your shipping! We should be receiving 60 carts the week ending Nov 28 and the rest mid December. We will contact each person who ordered one to arrange for pickup, with Anarchist Mountain Residents being the first to receive them.
With the new Covid-19 restrictions put into place last week, we will have to make arrangements to observe the social distancing rules and masks will be mandatory.
If there is interest in the Spring, another purchase program may be available – send us your feedback!
Three draw prizes were donated by local vendors for those that purchased from Anarchist Mountain.
Helga Kramer – Winner of the Epicure Cookie Kit (donated by Brenda Arychuk/ Epicure)
Alena Bajkov – Winner of the Thirty-one Essential Tote (donated by Nancy Forster/ Thirty-One)
Bill Seres – Winner of the Norwex Window Cloth (donated by Cindy Relkie)/ Norwex)