Black bear sighitng downtown Fernie last night and Grizzly bear sightings on Dickens road

Monday October 6. A large black bear was seen on 4th street by third avenue at 11 pm last night. Bear sightings also reported on Pine Avenue, 2nd Avenue and West Fernie. Grizzly bears sightings reported on Dickens Road.

A large brown colored bear (reported as a grizzly) was seen in Sparwood Heights.

It is everyone’s responsibility to lock up garbage, clean up fruit trees and secure all other attractants. Helping your neighbours will ensure that your family and our wildlife remain safe. Thank you for your cooperation.

For more information on keeping wildlife wild and communities safe go to www.wildsafebc.combear sniffing garbage can