Friday May 23. A brown colored black bear was seen in a backyard yesterday on Pine Avenue. Grizzly bear reported by Coal Creek Bridge (possibly a brown colored bear reported as a grizzly). Bear sightings throughout the Annex subdivision and a bear was reported behind the Leroux Mansion on 4th avenue.
Fernie is bear country, be prepared and expect to see bears anytime. Thank you for leading by example by bear proofing your properties and helping your neighbours do the same. If you see a bear, stop, remain calm, identify yourself as human, back away slowly (never run or turn your back on wildlife) and leave the bear an escape route. For more information on wildlife safety go to www. wildsafebc.com