Bear Corner -Bear sightings in the Elk Valley

Bear Corner -Bear sightings in the Elk Valley

Elkford

•A black bear sow and two cubs were attracted into a residential yard by an apple tree on Nashton Crescent.

• A black bear got into garbage on Cariboo Drive.

• A black bear sow and three cubs (one cinnamon, one black, and one white cub) were seen on Bear Hill.

• A black bear sow and two cubs were seen by Lost Lake.

Fernie

• Bears were seen on the dike trail by Quatrine Apartments, in James White Park, throughout the Annex Park, on Cedar Bowl Crescent, on Alpine Trails, and on the dike trail in the Annex Park by the off-leash dog park and by the duck pond.

Why report bear sightings?

In B.C., the Conservation Officer Service and Bear Aware keep track of bear sightings and associated bear attractants so that we have an overall picture of bear activity in communities and a clear idea of what we can do to prevent bears from becoming unafraid of humans, which can lead to confrontation as bears become bolder in their search for food.

 

 

By reporting bear sightings you will add to our knowledge base and enable us to record the movements and numbers of local bear populations, direct our public education initiatives, protect the public and ultimately prevent the needless destruction of bears.  All bear sightings reported to the 24-hour toll free Conservation Officer Hotline on 1-877-952-RAPP (7277) will be posted on our blog, Facebook Page, Twitter Feed, local paper and radio reports to alert other community members and ensure that our community remains safe and our bears stay wild.

 

 

Please report all bear sightings and incidents to the Ministry of Environment 24-hour hotline at 1-877-952-7277. For more information, please visit bearaware.bc.ca and our new Elk Valley Bear Aware Blog at elkvalleybearaware.wordpress.com.

 

Just Posted

Extensive vandalism closes Fernie Aquatic Centre

Windows broken, bike jumps flipped, dirt jumps damaged

Fernie Half Marathon sprints into greatness

The Fernie Half Marathon, 3-Runner Relay and 10k kicked off under blue… Continue reading

Vehicle incident temporarily closes Hwy 3 east of Sparwood

This afternoon at approximately 4 p.m., DriveBC reported that Highway 3 was… Continue reading

Man caught throwing away election signs in Fernie, ordered to put them back

Man told RCMP he had ‘no faith in government’

Climate change, worker shortages, more addressed at Sparwood election forum

The Sparwood all-candidates forum was thought provoking and challenged candidates to dig… Continue reading

B.C.’s rural paramedic program expands, with home support

Advanced care ambulance staff added for six communities

BC Ferries sees steady traffic of post-Thanksgiving weekend travellers

Ferries filling up fast, sailing waits at some terminals

‘Save the kids!’ Dorian survivor tells the harrowing story of his Canadian wife’s death

Family held a funeral and placed Alishia Liolli’s remains in a niche at a cemetery in Windsor, Ont.

Okanagan woman, 91, votes at advance polls despite broken hip, shoulder and wrist

Angela Maynard has voted in almost every election during her lifetime

Heiltsuk Nation open first Big House in 120 years in northern B.C.

Opening means the community now has an appropriate space for spiritual and ceremonial events

Singh says NDP would form coalition with the Liberals to stop Tories

Singh was in a Liberal-held riding Sunday afternoon in Surrey where he was pressed about his post-election intentions

‘My heart goes out to the mother’: B.C. dad reacts to stabbing death of Ontario boy

Carson Crimeni, who was also 14, was bullied relentlessly, his dad says

BC Ferries filling up fast with post-Thanksgiving weekend travellers

Monday anticipated to be busiest day of the weekend

‘Wham-bam out the door’: Surrey man’s front yard left ruined by scamming landscaper

Resident warns neighbours to be careful of door-to-door salesmen

Most Read