Black bear and 3 cubs seen on Hand Avenue in West Fernie

Monday Oct 22. A black bear and her 3 cubs were seen on Hand Avenue late last night. Colder temperatures and snowfall will typically prompt bears to start looking for winter dens. On occasion, bears will remain in town looking for easy food sources. Please continue to keep garbage stored indoors and secure all other attractants and give this family a chance to survive and move on to the wilderness to den for the winter.