A Fernie business has been issued a Dangerous Wildlife Protection Order. In BC, it is an offence to provide food to wildlife by intent or neglect.
Under the Wildlife Act, Conservation Officers can issue a $230 ticket or notice for a court appearance to residents who do not secure attractants. Residents and businesses who intentionally leave out items that attract dangerous wildlife could also be issued a Dangerous Wildlife Protection Order. Failure to comply with an order carries a $575 fine.
Keeping garbage indoors away from wildlife is the best way to keep wildlife wild, communities safe and prevent the needless destruction of bears. Thanks for doing your part and helping family, friends and neighbours do the same.
For more information go to www.wildsafebc.com