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Bear accessing homes in Whistler's Alpine neighbourhood

Residents reminded to close and lock windows and doors when not at home
A black bear (not the bear pictured) is reportedly accessing homes in Whistler's Alpine neighbourhood, prompting a reminder from the municipality.

The heat might be turning your home into a makeshift sauna, but you might want to keep your windows and doors secured if you live in Alpine.

According to the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), local conservation officers have responded to multiple calls of a bear accessing people's homes in the neighbourhood north of Whistler Village.

"Although temperatures are currently high, this is an important reminder to residents to close and lock windows and doors when not home. Bears have a tremendous sense of smell and could follow the scent of food right into your home," reads an update on the RMOW's website.

"If you are home with windows open, consider blocking them so they cannot open more than a few inches, especially on ground floors, as bears can enter spaces as small as the size of their heads."

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"Conservation Officers are monitoring reports of bear activity in the area and will respond as necessary to ensure public safety," the post reads. "Reports can be made to the Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) hotline at 1-877-952-7277."

Report unsecured animal attractants to Bylaw Services by phone at 604-935-8280 or email at [email protected].