August 28. A small black bear has been seen passing through backyards that back onto Mount Fernie on Alpine Trails. Please ensure that all garbage is stored indoors between collection days and bird feeders are brought in until winter. A reminder to weekend visitors that garbage can be disposed of at the communal dumpsters at the Fernie Chamber of Commerce on Highway 3 as curbside collection in this neighborhood is not until Thursday. By being Bear Aware and bear proofing your property, everyone benefits, including the bears.