Oct 18. A large bear has been seen hanging around in the wooded area behind Elkview Drive in Fernie. This bear has not caused any problems and it would be great to keep it that way. Take extra caution if stepping outside your house at night, a quick shout to warn bears of your presence could prevent a surprise encounter with a bear.
A reminder to all Fernie residents to please take a moment out of your day and make sure that your garbage is either locked up in a shed or garage, kept in your basement or taken to the transfer station. If you have apple trees, clean them up and secure all other attractants. We expect to have bears in the area until mid November. Please be vigilant until then. Thank you for your attention to this matter.