Chapleau Bear Bins to Hibernate For Winter

Chapleau's warning residents that bear bins will be hibernating for the winter this weekend.

A notice on the Township's website says the bear bins will be locked tomorrow, then removed for winter storage.

It does thank residents who've helped to reduce bear attractants by depositing household garbage in the bins.

This is another sign of the winter season, as Chapleau's winter parking by-law took effect last Thursday, November 1st, prohibiting parking on municipal streets between 1 am and 8 am until May.

Another notice on the Township's website warns citations will be issued for vehicles contravening that by-law regardless of weather conditions - and the vehicle will be towed at the owner's expense.