Cougar sighting at the top of Cemetery bypass trail in Fernie and bears throughout Elk Valley communities

Wildlife update September 20. A cougar was seen at the top of cemetery bypass trail by mountain bikers.
Wildlife sightings summary for the Elk Valley

Fernie
Bear sightings reported on 3 rd street, by the boat launch, Mt Proccougar kit by meg2tor, Mt Trinity, Elkview Place, Mt Minton and by the Husky gas station. Bears seen on trails in James White Park, Uprooted, Ridgemont and Mt Fernie Provincial Park.

Sparwood
Bear sightings on Valley View Drive, Ponderosa Drive and Pine Avenue.

South Country
Bear sightings on North Tie Lake road and at the Mai Tai campground

We live in wildlife habitat. Be aware of your surroundings and respectful of the environment. If you observed dangerous wildlife
 accessing garbage or other human supplied food sources
 that cannot be scared off
 a bear, cougar or wolf seen in an urban area
Call the Ministry of Environment 24-hour hotline on 1-877-952-7277. This allows officers to identify current hot spot locations and work with both residents and wildlife to encourage use of natural habitats and food sources before wildlife becomes habituated and/or a safety concern.

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