Black bear and cub reported on the dike trail by James White Park (by the city treatment buildings) in Fernie yesterday evening.

Spring is the best opportunity to help keep wildlife wild and people safe.  As residents in wildlife habitat it is our responsibility to prevent conflict between people, bears and other wildlife.  It is much easier to keep human food and other attractants away from wildlife in the first place, than it is to teach bears, cougars, deer, skunks and rodents to stay away from unnatural food, such as garbage that they have learned to enjoy. Thank you for keeping garbage in a garage, shed or indoors inaccessible to bears and other wildlife, bring in bird feeders and secure any other attractants. 

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