Bear sightings in James White park in Fernie

A small cinnamon colored bear has been seen in James White park and on the dike behind the homes on Mt Proctor.  Please do not feed or approach the bear.  Keeping garbage stored indoors until collection day and securing wildlife attractants is the best way to keep people safe, prevent property damage, and avoid the unnecessary killing of bears that come into conflict with people.

Bottom line: Garbage, birdseed and pet food etc. attracts bears to your property making it more likely for the bear to break into your home creating a safety risk for your family and a death sentence for the bear.

Thank you for helping keep wildlife wild and our community safe.