Wednesday May 31. At 3 pm this afternoon a brown colored black bear and cub were seen in the bushes behind the trail by the skatepark in Fernie. Signage has been placed and the trail head has been closed off with orange tape. Please avoid this trail until further notice.
If you see the bears, stop, stay calm, use your voice to identify yourself as human, back away slowly and leave the area. Please report sightings of bears in residential areas to 1-877-952-7277.
For more information on wildlfie safety go to www.wildsafebc.com