Black bear seen crossing highway 3 from the Community Centre to Stop n Shop in Fernie

Sept 8.  A large black bear was seen leisurely crossing the highway going from the Community Centre to Stop n Shop and then headed  south towards Cincott Market.

Bear season is here.  It is evereyone’s responsibility to ensure that there are no attractants (garbage, compost, fruit trees…) luring bears into residential areas.  When neighborhoods are free of attractants, bears move on resulting in a safer community and preventing the needless destruction of bears.