The portable toilets at Parkville Community Park were knocked over earlier this month. Other acts of vandalism were also committed.

Vandals do some damage at Parksville Community Park

Portable toilets, lights, pop-up library some of the items damaged

CARLI BERRY

news@pqbnews.com

Street lights were smashed, portable toilets were tipped over and sprinkler heads were kicked at Parksville’s Community Park earlier this month, said Debbie Tardiff, the city’s communications officer.

Tardiff said it cost the city approximately $2,500 to fix.

Four of the portable toilets had been tipped over, one of which had to be replaced.

The fences around the currently under-construction washrooms were also knocked over. The pop-up library lost its door and had to be removed as well, Tardiff said.

Tardiff said she was “surprised the damage was by (the) campgrounds.” She thought someone would have heard the noise.

“If people see strange things, call the RCMP,” Tardiff said.

The cameras on the work site had been disconnected over the weekend, Tardiff said, so there is no footage available of the event as it took place.

Oceanside RCMP Cpl. Jesse Foreman told The NEWS there were no calls made during the evening on June 12 but at least two calls were made in the morning of June 13 at 4:40 a.m.

These calls were about the damages, Foreman said.

Tardiff said she couldn’t believe someone would do this.

“It’s an area for all of us,” Tardiff said. “It’s a family area.”

Just Posted

Association requests retention of surplus funds

Plan to increase hours of caseworkers

Ministry of Agriculture commits $300,000 to help B.C. farmers obtain land

B.C. Land Matching Program supports access to affordable farmland for young farmers

Thrift Shop celebrated during SOS 50th year

A celebration week will take place from Sept. 24-29 at the Thrift Shop

Open burn ban lifted for Coastal Fire Centre

Prohibitions will be lifted at noon on Sept. 19

RDN to increase water services fees

The Regional District of Nanaimo is amending its water services charges to… Continue reading

64 cats seized from ‘bad situation’ now in BC SPCA care

The surrender is part of an ongoing animal cruelty investigation with BC SPCA Special Constable

Are you feeling lazy? That’s OK – it’s just science

UBC study shows that humans are hardwired to prefer being sloth-like

LETTER: Who do we blame for the tragedy of Marissa Shen’s death?

The B.C. girl was killed in a Burnaby park last July

Competition tribunal to hear B.C.-based case on airline food starting in October

The competition commissioner argued Vancouver airport authority had exploited its market position

Trudeau says Canada wants to see ‘movement’ before signing revised NAFTA deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is back in Washington in search of a way to bridge divide

Seek compromise with U.S. on cannabis at border, lawyers urge Ottawa

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency sent tremors through Canada’s burgeoning cannabis sector

Young people need us to act on climate change, McKenna tells G7 ministers

Catherine McKenna led off the three-day Halifax gathering Wednesday

B.C. woman facing animal cruelty charges after emaciated dog seized

Kira, a Rottweiler, had kidney and bladder infections

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

Kim promised to accept international inspectors to monitor the closing of a key missile test site and launch pad and to visit Seoul soon.

Most Read