Tuesday August 30th. Bear sightings have been reported on 9th avenue in the Annex and on Colclough Avenue in West Fernie. WildSafeBC and the summer student Bylaw Officers were out visiting businesses in Fernie to ensure that commercial dumpsters were kept closed and secured in a manner not to attract wildlife. One written warning was issued and recommendations were made to several businesses to upgrade to bear resistant dumpsters.
It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure we are not attracting wildlife into our community. Thank you for keeping garbage indoors, cleaning up fruit trees and making sure dumpsters are closed and locked and the area surrounding is kept clean and odor free.