Sow and cub and a female black bear destroyed in the last 24 hrs in Fernie

Another 3 bears had to be destroyed in Fernie. These bears were lured into town by unsecured garbage and apple trees, caused property damage, lost their fear of humans and ultimately posed a threat to public safety. Bears were trapped on Elkview Drive and on 11th avenue in the Annex and then destroyed. We have chosen to live in habitat that we also share with wildlife. Thank you to everyone who is making a difference and keeping garbage indoors, managing their fruit trees and bear proofing their properties. Please encourage your families, friends and neighbours to participate as well. By working together we will all benefit from a clean and safe community for people and wildlife. Thank you for being great community stewards and sharing your passion and knowldege.