- BC Games
By Kathy Murray
Black bear and three cubs reported in Ridgemont. Bear sightings also reported on Mc Donald Ave. in West Fernie, on the dike trail by Coal Creek Bridge and in the Annex Park. Mt. Fernie Provincial Park is still closed until further notice due to an injured grizzly and her two cubs in the area.
Bear sightings reported on White Birch Crescent.
Bears reported on Fording Drive
A bear broke into a car to get to the garbage that was left in the car.
The safest wildlife encounter is one prevented.
* Be aware of the wildlife in the area
* Make Noise to avoid a surprise encounter (use your human voice, clap hands or two rocks together – especially near running water or in dense brush)
* Carry a walking stick (adults can carry Bear Spray in a side holster)
* Walk in groups
* Keep dogs leashed
If you encounter a Bear:
* STAY CALM
* DO NOT RUN
* Let the bear know you are human (arms out to side)
* Use your voice in a calm, assertive manner.
* Back away slowly and allow the bear an escape route
* Never turn your back on wildlife
* Do not approach or feed wildlife
For more information on keeping wildlife wild and communities’ safe go to www.wildsafebc.com