Dumped food near Wabush attracting bears
Some people in western Labrador are concerned about a pile of food trash dumped just outside Wabush, saying the smell is attracting bears.
The stinking mess is across the road from Brown's cabin where he lives year round.
"There's people, and kids, that are there all the time, in the summer time especially, this time of year," said Brown.
"It's terrible — the flies that are here, the maggots. It don't smell very good."
"In the case where they leave garbage out that contains food or strong scent, then it's really a double negative because now you have an attractant that's there for a bear, particularly if it's in an area like this one around some cabins," said Porter.
"We've actually successfully taken out three bears so far this year — live trapped them and relocated them into a different area."
The Town of Wabush previously installed cameras in various wooded areas around town to catch and fine illegal dumpers, but the area in question isn't currently under surveillance.
There is no word yet on who will be responsible for cleaning up the mess.