Unsecured garbage on your deck or under the carport can lure a bear right into your home

The number of bear “break ins” is increasing throughout the province. Garbage right by your door, on the deck, under the carport can lure a hungry bear right into your home!

Bear Aware has been delivering educational materials and notices to residences with unsecured garbage in areas with bear actvity throughout the City of Fernie.

A bear family (sow and 3 cubs) has been reported accessing unsecured garbage and outdoor fridges all over West Fernie and between 2nd and 6th avenue downtown.

Another bear had to be destroyed on Elkview Drive. This is the 2nd bear destroyed in this area.

If you have garbage, unmanaged fruit trees and other attractants expect bears!