August 8. Bears have been seen on the dike trail in West Fernie, just past Rip and Richards Restaurant and by the off leash dog park in the Annex. Bear sightings also reported behind the Fernie Mobile Home Park and by the base of the Elk Chair at F.A.R.
When going for a stroll along the dike remember that you are traveling in bear country. Bears, like humans, prefer the path of least resistance. Be prepared and expect to encounter bears especially in areas along trails where berries are starting to ripen.