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Posted: May 29, 2015

Bear sightings in Fernie and Sparwood

A small cinnamon coloured bear has been seen in Fernie’s James White Park and on the dike behind the homes on Mt. Proctor, Elk Valley Bear Aware (EVBA) reported this morning.

“Please do not feed or approach the bear. Keeping garbage stored indoors until collection day and securing wildlife attractants is the best way to keep people safe, prevent property damage, and avoid the unnecessary killing of bears that come into conflict with people,” EVBA stated in a news release.

A black bear and cubs have also been seen by the pedestrian walkway on Matevic Road in Saprwood. Bear sightings also reported above the Mountain Shadows Campground, EVBA reported May 27.

“Bottom line: Garbage, birdseed and pet food etc. attracts bears to your property making it more likely for the bear to break into your home creating a safety risk for your family and a death sentence for the bear. Thank you for helping keep wildlife wild and our community safe,” EVBA noted.


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