October 6. A bear and two cubs were seen swimming across the river from the Stanford Inn to James White Park and another bear was seen on the dike trail above the disk gold course yesterday afternoon.
Thank you for preventing human/wildlife encounters in our
parks, trails and at home. Keep dogs
under close control, keep garbage indoors until day of collection, clean up
apple trees and secure any other bear attractant. The end result will be a cleaner and safer
community for everyone.
Bears accessing garbage on 4th Avenue and in Ridgemont in Fernie. Please keep all garbage locked up and inaccesible to bears and cllean up fruit trees. The end result be be a safer community fior your family and prevent the needless destruction of bears.
Thanks for being a good neighbor and not
putting your neighborhood in harm’s way by picking all fruit as soon as
possible and assisting elderly neighbors who may be unable to pick their fruit.
If you are unable to manage your fruit trees due to illness, disability or you
are elderly contact 250-423-8665 to arrange for volunteers to pick your fruit. Consider
pruning and/or removing fruit trees and replacing them with native non-fruit
Keeping garbage away from bears and
cleaning up fruit trees will result in a cleaner and safer community for
WildSafeBC is celebrating their 5th Annual BC
Goes Wild September 2020. Come along
and learn how to respond to wildlife encounters and get hands on experience
using inert bear spray (like the real thing but without the sting of the
pepper). The safest wildlife encounter
is one prevented.
Having bear spray accessible and knowing how to use it will give
you the confidence to do the right thing.
Stay calm, assess the situation,
respond accordingly and not give in to the instinct to run, which can trigger
the chase instinct. Bear spray has been
determined to be an effective deterrent that can reduce injury and potentially
safe your life. Like a seat belt, it should be considered essential safety
equipment when travelling in wildlife country.
Free of charge. For more
information and to register contact the WildSafeBC Coordinator,
September 17. Moose at the bottom of phat bastard, grizzly bear on Lazy Lizard and two black bears seen on Space Unicorn. Bikers, call out and make noise, your speed and quietness put you at greater risk for sudden encounters
During a garbage patrol of Area 2 last night only 11 residences had garbage out the night before collection. (Annex x2, Alpine trail x4, Canyon Trail x3, West Fernie x 2 and Mountview 0). Well done Mountview residents. Garbage out had night has been identified with a yellow sticker (see photo)
Garbage set on the curb at night is an easy target for a hungry bear and for
other wildlife. By removing access to
garbage we can help prevent food-conditioning wildlife. Food conditioning is a
learned behavior where bears begin to associate people and their property with
a food reward. This can lead to safety concerns. With the absence of the food
reward, they are less likely to return which helps keep wildlife wild and
improve community safety for our neighbours, friends and family.