Bear sightings downtown Fernie and throughout Elk Valley communities

Monday October 28. A bears’ home range can be as large as 2500 sq kilometres. As seasons change, they follow their noses to find places where there’s lots of food. When natural food is scarce, garbage, fruit trees and birdfeeders can become irresistible. Please continue doing your part this fall to keep your neighbourhood “bear free” by securing garbage, cleaning up fruit trees and helping your neighbours do the same.

Wildlife sightings update

Fernie
Bears sightings reported on 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th avenues, Fernie Mobile Home Park, Elkview Drive, 11 th avenue in the Annex, Parkland Terrace and Canyon Trail. A cougar was reported in the wooded area by a parking lot at F.A.R.
Elkford
Bear sightings reported on Ash, Needles and Balmer Crescents and Alpine Drive
Sparwood
Bear sightings reported at Lodgepole Place.

The Conservation Officer Service, Natural Resource Officers, Bylaw Services and WildSafeBC will be working together and going door to door visiting areas of high human/wildlife conflict in Fernie between 2 and 7 pm today. The objective of the exercise is to educate the community about the importance of bear proofing properties and the legislations in place addressing the provision of food (by intent or neglect) to dangerous wildlife. This exercise was originally scheduled to take place in June but was postponed due to the flood.
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For more information on wildlife safety visit www.wildsafebc.com