Bear sightings update for the Elk Valley

Wednesday October 16th.
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The trail between the Ridgemont condo’s and Overwaitea is closed until further notice. Please respect this closure, keep our bears wild and our community safe. Black bear and 3 cubs reported throughout Ridgemont. Bear sightings also reported on Mc Donald and Riverside Drive in West Fernie, on the dike trail by Coal Creek Bridge, 9th, 10th and 11th ave in the Annex and in the park. There have been no signs of the injured grizzly or her cubs in Mt Fernie Provincial Park. The closure is no longer in effect however please be prepared and expect to encounter wildlife and take due care and responsibility.

Sparwood
Bear sightings reported on White Birch Crescent
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Elkford
Bears reported on Fording Drive and Balmer Crescent

Hosmer
A bear has been reported damaging an outdoor freezer to access the contents.

South Country
A grizzly was reported breaking into a chicken coop in Grassmere and grizzly sightings reported at Edwards Lake. A bear broke into a car to get to the garbage that was left in the car in Jaffray.