A black bear and her cub were seen by the elementary shcool. Conservations Officers were called in to deter the bears out of the area. There is a strong possibility the bears will return searching for an easy meal (garbage or apples). Parents, if your kids are walking to school please ensure they walk in groups or ideally accompanied by an adult. For more information on bear safety and avoiding encounters visitthe bear safety on www.bearaware.bc.ca. Bears have also been reported by the off leash dog park in the Annex.
Bear Aware is delivering a Bear and Wildlife safety program to all Elk Valley Elementary Schools. I will be at the Fernie Academy on Monday, I.D.E.S. on Wednesdays the next two weeks and in Sparwood early October.