Bears getting into garbage left outdoors by the elementary school in Fernie

Wednesday May 23.  A bear was reported getting into garbage left outdoors in the 4th avenue area right by the elemenatry school.  Long time residents thank you for leading by example and keeping garbage indoors.  If you are new to town and have chosen to live in bear country make it your responsibility to educate yourself about how to keep yourself safe and wildlife wild.

Reminder, Waste Regulation No. 1845 bylaw in Fernie requires garbage to be kept indoors between collection days.  In BC it is everyone’s responsibility to prevent attracting dangerous wildlife to thier property.  (BC Wildlife Act, Section 33.1).

We need your help to ensure compliance from everyone.  Bylaw enforcement is complaint driven and will remain anonymous.  Thank you for reporting offenders to Bylaw Services, call 250-423-6817 or go to to report online.

Thank you for helping keep our community safe and wildlife wild.  For more information go to www.wildsafebc.combear have enjoyed your garbage

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