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Posted: June 17, 2015

Grizzly seen behind rec centre

A grizzly bear has been seen by the public works yard and behind the recreation centre on Pine Avenue in Sparwood this morning (June 17), reports Elk Valley Bear Aware.

Do not approach or feed the bear. Lets work together to keep this bear wild and the community safe. 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.

Elk Valley Bear Aware’s 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.

Complying with local bylaws and securing bear attractants will result in a cleaner and safer community for bears and people.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.

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