Grizzly bear safety workshop in Nelson Wednesday night

There's a free Grizzly bear safety workshop in Nelson this week being put on by Grizzly Bear Solutions.

Spokesperson Gillian Sanders says there have been a number of grizzly sightings in the area at the golf course, near the cemetery, and towards Blewett, as well as towards Castlegar and Ymir.

She says there have also been sightings by cyclists and mountain bikers on the trails in the area and it's quite common to see grizzlies in the lower elevations this time of year, especially towards Cottonwood Creek.

According to Sanders, for anyone recreating in grizzly bear habitat, it's good to be prepared on how to respond safely.

The workshop is Wednesday night from 6:30-8:30 at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club.