Re. "Keep bears and dogs safe" (Letters, The Tri-City News, April 13).
Thanks to letter writer Reg Nadort for sharing his story, albeit a sad one.
I also ask myself what it will take for everyone to get on board with securing their garbage from bears and other urban wildlife. The irresponsibility of Mr. Nadort's neighbours poisoned the bear, his dog and could have harmed his child.
Despite the fact that bears have been shot, several people in the Tri-Cities have been hurt by bears and a Bear Aware program is in place, some people continue to let their laziness overcome them and not secure their garbage.
Well no more Mrs. Nice Gal from me, there is no excuse for this irresponsible behaviour. I would like to see the city issuing fines to people who do not secure their garbage. Perhaps a $500 charge will whip these people into shape.
While I believe education to be the best tool, I think it is time to start fining all those who refuse to learn.
Jane Thomsing, Coquitlam