Lions provide funds for new bear-proof garbage container at local park

Larry Hunter, left, and Gord Flanagan, both members of the Gore Bay-Western Manitoulin Lions Club, display the new bear-proof garbage container the club purchased and installed at the Harold Noble Memorial East Bluff Lookout Park.

GORE BAY – To make the surroundings even more pleasant for visitors to the Harold Noble Memorial East Bluff Lookout Park, the Gore Bay-Western Manitoulin Lions Club has purchased and installed a bear-proof garbage container for the park to prevent any garbage at the park from not being in the appropriate place. 

Lions Larry Hunter, Gord Flanagan and Eric Ruediger installed the new garbage container this past Sunday.

“It handles quite a bit of garbage,” said Lion Gord, who pointed out the new garbage container was purchased by the Lions Club for $2,800 from the Hid-A-Bag company based out of Alberta.

“There are two openings at the back of the container,” said Lion Larry, who pointed out the Town of Gore Bay regularly empties the garbage containers.

“All the garbage in the old barrels that had been used in the park couldn’t hold all the garbage,” said Lion Gord. “This container has a much larger garbage capacity. Hopefully people who visit the park will respect them and put the garbage in the right compartments in the container.” 

It was pointed out by Lion Larry that Manitoulin Transport had donated the shipping to get the large garbage container to Gore Bay and the park. 

“We would like to state our thanks to Manitoulin Transport for their continued support of our Lions Club and the community,” added Lion Gord.