Thursday October 31st. The trail that goes through a dense wooded area a few hundred metres east of the tennis courts in James White is closed until further notice due to bear activity. Thank you for staying out and keeeping dogs under control at all times. Be prepared and expect to encounter bears anytime. Bears also reported on 4th avenue, throughout James White Park, West Fernie, Ridgemont,Old Stumpy trail and by IDES and Fernie Secondary Schools. As long as garbage, fruit, bird seed etc.. is accessible, bears will not go into hibernation. Bear proof your property so bears can move on.