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Posted: August 7, 2019

Several bear sightings reported

Berry pickers, bikers and hikers be prepared and expect to encounter bears if you are travelling through berry patches.

A bear and her two cubs of the year have been reported daily on Fernie’s Montane trail network by the new bridge on the inclusive trail.

Bear sightings have also been reported on the road to Rosen Lake left of the Y. The bear was on the side of the road eating berries.

Grizzly bear sightings have been reported in Sparwood Heights and black bear sightings by the hospital on Pine Avenue.

The safest bear encounter is one prevented.  Make noise to warn bears of your presence and avoid surprise encounters.

Lead image: WildSafeBC Elk Valley file shot of a bear family in Fernie.

WildSafeBC Elk Valley


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