May 17. Sparwood residents encountered a Grizzly bear while walking by the river behind the recreational centre. The same bear has been seen by Garret Sand and Gravel and by Olson Pit on Hwy 3. A black bear was seen on Ski Hill rd at Fernie Alpine Resort.
A mountain biker reported a fresh moose kill on Red Sonya bike trail in Fernie. Avoid this area if possible as this kill is likely to attract bears and cougars. For more information on bear safety please visit www.bearaware.bc.ca .