Cute and harmful

As much as we all enjoy deer and other wildlife in and around our town, some facts remain.

As much as we all enjoy deer and other wildlife in and around our town, some facts remain. The Elk Valley and local areas have experienced a massive population explosion recently with species such as white tail, mule deer and elk.

Subsequently this will attract opportunistic predators such as cougars, bears and wolves that are more common within town limits now, more than ever.

The risk of striking one of these animals on the roadways increases greatly. I.C.B.C. can attest to that. Canmore, Kimberley and Cranbrook are good case studies to look at. The community needs to look beyond the cute and harmless, and realize the concern before it becomes a much larger problem.

 

Klyde deGroot

Fernie

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