A radio collared grizzly bear from Kananaskis in Alberta has been seen just south of Elkford by the industrial area. The 4 year old grizzly was fitted with a radio collar on site in Kananaskis and has made his way to the Elk Valley. Another grizzly bear has been reported by Deerbourne Crescent.
Let’s work together to ensure these grizzly bears stay wild and communities remain safe.
At home: Keep all garbage stored securely indoors until you dispose of it responsibly. There is no curb-side garbage collection at F.A.R. Household garbage must be disposed of at the communal bear resistant dumpsters located in parking lot four at F.A.R. Please ensure that this area is kept clean and odor free. Littering in and around this area will attract wildlife and cause conflicts with local residents, visitors and their pets. Avoid using bird feeders during bear season and manage your fruit trees, compost and other attractants responsibly.
Hiking and Biking: Make noise to warn wildlife of your presence, watch for fresh signs of wildlife activity, travel in groups in daylight, do not litter and carry bear spray and know how to use it. If you meet a bear, back away slowly and leave. Do not run. Give the bear space to escape. Never feed or approach wildlife.
Please report wildlife sightings and incidents to the Ministry of Environment 24-hour hotline at 1-877-952-7277. This allows officers to identify current hot spot locations and work with both residents and bears to encourage use of natural habitats and food sources before the bear becomes habituated and/or a safety concern.
For more information on keeping communities’ safe and wildlife wild please visit www.wildsafebc.com, or follow u