Wednesday May 18. Bear sightings have been reported on Slalom Drive in Fernie the last few days. Garbage left outdoors between collection days, under the carport, in the back yard or on the front porch is the root cause of human wildlife conflict and is against the law in most BC communities.
Please make every effort to be a good steward of our beautiful environment by keeping garbage indoors between collection days and inaccessible to bears. Help your family and friends do the same.
Securing garbage, cleaning BBQ’s, managing fruit trees and other attractants is the single best way to keep people safe, prevent property damage and avoid the unnecessary killing of bears that come into conflict with people.
Thank you for helping keep wildlife wild and our community safe.