Bear follows runner on trail in Fernie Update

Friday August 7, 3 pm.  Update.  The juvenile black bear followed the runner on R Trail all the way to Ridgemont road.  The bear was last seen running towards the Kush trail when the runner stopped a truck and jumped in.  In an effort to distract the bear the runner dropped a blue and silver day pack on the side of R trail, close to the wooden bridges.  If you find the day pack please turn it into the RCMP.  Thank you.  There have been no other reported sighing’s of the bear.