WildSafe BC says residents in Fernie need to take garbage bylaws seriously to prevent conflicts with wildlife.
This after a bear was reported earlier this week getting into garbage bins in the 4th Avenue area right by the local elementary school.
She says leaving attractants in the open invites bears into the community and can pose a danger to nearby children attending classes.
WildSafe BC says garbage should be kept indoors except on your scheduled pick-up dates.
Any trash left out in the open should be reported to Bylaw Services.
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