Bear sightings by the skate park and bears eating garbage on front porches in Fernie

A small brown colored black bear (reported as a grizzly a few times) has been seen throughout the city of Fernie in public places, by the skate park and has been accessing unsecured food and garbage on front porches on Park Crescent, Mt Minton, Elkview Crescent,1st avenue and 1st street,4th avenue and Ridgemont.

For your own safety and to give this bear a chance don’t bait him into your house by leaving garbage on your porch, deck, under your carport or your backyard. Lock up the garbage or take it to the transfer station, Thank you.

We have many new residents in town, thank you to everyone who has taken the time to talk to neighbours, family and friends about the importance of locking up garbage and securing wildlife attractants in the community. Your actions do help keep wildlife wild and communities safe.

To report wildlife in conflict please call 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP)garbage kills bears