Bear seen at 7 11 in Fernie and grizzly found dead on a property between Sparwood and Elkford

Bear season is here in full force. Bears are reported accessing garbage, fridges and freezers left outside and chicken coops all voer the Elk Valley and South Country. Bears also seen on popular trails, Old Stumpy and the dike trail in Fernie.. Like people, bears will choose the path of least resistance, if you are on a trail expect to see bears. If you have anything edible in any shape or form on your property, expect bears to get into it!