Vancouver police believe some people they are investigating in relation to a protest over the Raven coal proposal last spring may live in Parksville Qualicum Beach.
In May of 2012, a luncheon hosted at the Four Season’s Hotel in Vancouver by the Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum was disrupted by about six protestors, who sprayed what was thought to be decayed herring on attendees and in the banquet room. The protestors were wearing bandanas over their faces and a couple of them were wearing wigs.
Vancouver Police Det. Bert Rainey told The NEWS last week these protestors are wanted in relation to the investigation, which could results in charges of mischief over $5,000. Rainey said the foul-smelling spray did $50,000 in damage to the carpet at the Four Season’s and to the clothes of those who attended the luncheon.
“Vancouver police believe (the protestors) may be known in your area,” said Rainey. “We have video footage of them outside without bandanas and their faces are visible.”
Rainey is asking anyone who may recognize the people in the photos to call local RCMP (250-248-6111) or Crimestoppers (250-248-8477).