Bear reported breaking into a shed in West Fernie to access garbage

Tuesday May 13. A bear was reported breaking into a shed to access garbage in West Fernie. A late spring has caused a delay in availability of natural food sources for wildlife. Expect bears to be lingering in valley bottoms in search of food.

Make sure that garbage is not accessible to bears between collection days. Store it indoors or even better take a trip to the transfer station to dispose of excess garbage, especially if you live on the outside perimeter of a neighborhood adjacent to the wilderness.

We have many new residents in town who may not be aware of this, lets work together to bear proof our properties, the end result will be a safer and cleaner community for wildlife and people.

Thank you.