Conservation Officers and Bear Aware will be on patrol in Fernie Halloween Night

Bear Aware is urging residents to make efforts to bring all garbage indoors, even empty cans which are know to attract bears.  On Halloween night between 6:30 and 9 pm The C.O.Service and Bear Aware will be patrolling areas with reported bear activity.  Trick or treaters, travel in groups, stay in well lit areas and make noise to warn bears of your presence to avoid surprise encounters.  Younger kids should be accompanied by an adult.  Please call in all bear sightings to the RAPP line on 1-877-952-7277 so that bear activty can be monitored and conflict prevented.