Anarchist Mountain Bear Aware

You’ve likely noticed more bear activity in your mountain neighbourhoods this year. There are several reasons for this, but the most important one is easy access to garbage. This is also one of the easiest things we have control over, and can change.

A few residents got together recently to talk about ways to protect the bears and keep our community safe from human-bear conflicts. We all want to live peacefully in our wilderness, and prevent bears from being destroyed. When we live harmoniously with bears (and other wildlife), we also protect ourselves and our pets from encounters, and protect our properties from damage.

The single most important way to do this is to control the bears’ access to garbage. Bears can smell garbage from very far away, and once they find garbage, they will return. Mother bears teach their cubs bad habits. They all get used to the smell of humans (which now means yummy garbage), and therefore lose their formerly natural and healthy fear of people. The chance of encounters increases, and with that the chances of people being hurt and bears being destroyed.

All residents recently received a letter from the RDOS, reminding them of the guidelines for garbage and recycling curbside collection. The enclosures with the letter include some interesting and informative tips from WildSafe BC, and answer many questions regarding bears (and other wildlife), and how to responsibly enjoy things like bird-feeders, composts and more. Please read the brochures, and if you would like to learn more, check out the following link:

BY FAR THE EASIEST AND MOST EFFECTIVE THING TO DO IS TO FOLLOW THE GARBAGE/ RECYCLING PICK-UP DIRECTIONS FOR AREAS WHERE BEARS ARE ACTIVE, AND PUT YOUR GARBAGE AND RECYCLING OUT THE MORNING OF COLLECTION, NOT BEFORE 5:00 AM.  Note that bears are breaking into recycling containers as well, even though the recyclables are clean.  Please be responsible, and do not place your garbage or recycling on the street the night before collection, unless you use an approved wildlife-resistant container. Please store your garbage and recycling securely, inside a garage or other locked enclosure.

Anarchist Mountain Bear Aware is an independent group that is now in motion to help educate the community and answer questions.

Email any suggestions, feedback, pro-active ideas to and also, please let us know if you’d like to help our small team.

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Pink Zone Petition Update

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The Art Gallery Osoyoos – Canada Day Drop In

The ART Gallery Osoyoos
Welcomes you — Please drop in…
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
10 am to 2 pm

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Yard Refuse Disposal June 27 2020 – OMEI Wapiti Pit 10:00am to 12:00pm

We would like to thank Ron Palmer and Osoyoos Mountain Estates for working with us to find a location to collect yard refuse.

The site is to be used for the disposal of materials to aid in FireSmarting your property. Last weekend large rocks had been dropped off and this is a safety issue if struck by a vehicle or tractor.

Examples of materials accepted are:

Grass, leaves, needles etc.
Brush, branches etc.
Please Note:

Items being brought in bags, boxes, etc. are to be emptied and the containers taken away.
NO construction debris is to be brought in.
Any abuse of the site will result in its immediate closure.
A member of AMCS/FireSmart committee will open and close the site and also monitor the origin and material coming into the site.

The hours of operation are 10:00am to 12:00pm. The site is located on Wapiti. Turn onto Wapiti and take the first road to the right.

Protocol for running the pit this year will be:

1. Have a single lane of traffic with occupants remaining in vehicle until entry into pit.

2. Allow only 3 vehicles in the pit at a time, when drivers exit they must social distance from each other.

3. We will be asking people to provide their name and address which we will now write down ourselves.


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Jack DeKeyser – Evolution of the Blues – Free Webcast Show

For blues music fans the Osoyoos Blues Society is hosting an online Broadcast .  He has twice won the Juno Award, Canada’s highest musical honour, and seven times received Maple Blues Awards, including for Blues Album of the Year in 2000 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. Real Blues Magazine crowned him Live Act Of The Year in 2001, and has twice named him Guitarist of the Year.

Jack has played in Osoyoos several times, to packed houses. His shows are always something else. 

Osoyoos Blues Society will have a great show called The Evolution of the Blues .   Jack will take guests through how blues music began, and how we have gotten to where we are today. 

All you have to do is got to the Osoyoos Blues Society – Facebook page…..  and Like the page. Then tune in THIS Wed. June 24 at 8 PM.  I’ve seen parts of this show…its really good entertainment. 

Mark McKenney

Okanagan Bluesman

Okanagan Blues Camp

(250) 495-4592

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Bear or Human Problem

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Pink Zone PowerPoint Presentation

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SUV For Sale — SOLD JUNE 18

2005 Nissan X-Terra SE, 4D 4×4 , 5 Passengers, Alloy Rims for Summer Tire’s
Comes with Winter tires on Metal Rims, Trailer Package, Roof Rails, Running Boards
6 x CD Player, 215,270 Kms, Owned since new
Have all Maintenance Records, Very Clean, a must see
Asking Price $4,990.00

Wayne Kelley

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Radial Arm Saw For Sale

10” Delta Radial Arm Saw for sale.  Works great, very little use.  Asking $200.00

If interested call Laura Haslett 250-495-7658 or email



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Letter to the RDOS from a Bullmoose Resident

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