Bear, cougar and moose sightings in Elk Valley communities

Monday June 30th. Wildlife sighting update.

Fernie

Bear sightings reported in Ridgemont, Fernie Mobile Home Park, Elkview Crescent and by the base area at Fernie Alpine Resort.

If you encounter a Bear: Stay Calm and do not run. Let the bear know you are human (arms out to side) and use your voice in a calm, assertive manner. Never turn your back on wildlife, back away slowly and allow the bear an escape route. Do not approach or feed wildlife.

Sparwood

A moose and two calves seen by Lilac Terrace and cougar sightings reported in the North end of town.

To learn more about wildlife and how to keep safe come and visit the WildSafeBC interactive display on Canada Day at Prentice Park in Fernie, Baynes Lake Market this Saturday and a wildlife safety talk at Kikomun Creek on July 5th at 7 pm in the park amphitheatre.
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For more information go to www.wildsafebc.com