Vandalism upsets local politicians
North Island Gazette [British Columbia]
June 17, 2008
Vandals who destroyed the sign outside the regional district office, which is in the centre of Port McNeill, have discouraged local politicians.
“Vandalism has been a problem on the RDMW office property, with our entry sign targeted twice in the last month,” said administrator Greg Fletcher.
“Parks staff repaired the sign after the first attack, but the second attack has left us with a more generic ‘regional district’ sign. A new complete replacement sign will have to wait until the fall,” Fletcher continued.
Port Alice rep Larry Pepper said vandals there used a power saw to destroy an $8,000 sign promoting tourism.
Regional chair Rod Sherrell summed up the frustration. “This is certainly a sad comment,” he said. “I did not know about the Port Alice sign, but these are handsome pieces of work being destroyed.”