Grizzly sightings reported in FAR backyards

Several people reported seeing a grizzly bear in backyards near Fernie Alpine Resort

The grizzly bear in this photo was reported to be passing through yards near Fernie Alpine Resort on May 4. Photo Submitted

On Monday, May 4 several reports were heard about a grizzly bear passing through backyards in the Fernie Alpine Resort area.

According to WildSafeBC Elk Valley, a grizzly bear “was reported passing through yards on Highline Drive and Boomerang Way at Fernie Alpine Resort this morning.”

This is not the first bear sighting of the season and further highlights the importance to practice bear safe activities, especially in the spring time.

On Sunday, May 3 a bear and two cubs were reported on the Dairy Run trail in Fernie and people have been reporting almost daily bear sightings in The Cedars to WildSafeBC. Whether you are at home or hitting the trails, it is most definitely bear season and caution needs to be taken.

WildSafeBC reminds Elk Valley residents to remove anything that may attract bears from your property. This includes things like garbage cans, bird feeders, and pet food. Trail users should also use caution by making noise, carrying bear spray and staying aware of their surroundings.

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