Recent Bear Sightings in Elkford

A black bear sow and three cubs have been have been attracted by garbage on Casino Crescent.

A black bear sow and three cubs (two white cubs and one black cub) have been getting into garbage on Cariboo Drive.

Two black bear cubs have been getting into garbage on Cariboo Drive.

 

Keep Garbage Indoors 

Bears eating garbage in residential areas poses a threat to public safety and usually results in the bears being killed. A family of bears continues to access garbage kept outside in Elkford. Bear Aware and the District of Elkford are urging residents to make every effort possible to bring the District residential garbage bins indoors (put them in a garage or a shed so bears cant get to them). If this is not an option please consider keeping garbage inside your house (you can put the smelly stuff in the freezer) or take excess garbage to the transfer station between collection days.