Destruction of signs very unfortunate

By on May 8, 2017

Dear Editor:

The continued debate relating to the South Okanagan Similkameen national park reserve (NPR) is an issue wherein careful and thoughtful people can disagree with each other.

I cannot help but think that most people who are opposed to the park are embarrassed to learn about the recent multiple acts of vandalism to the large ‘Yes’ to the park signage on Hwy. 3 just north of the junction of Hwy. 3 and Nighthawk Road, below Mt. Kobau.

When another ‘Yes’ sign was erected near the Osoyoos Airport several days later, it was also torn down and vandalized.

Widely distributed ‘No’ to the national park signs have been mainly untouched over some time.

The ‘Yes’ sign in question stood for only a matter of hours before being demolished.

I happened by the mess and noted several empty beer cans strewn about the fallen sign.

I think it is fair to say that those responsible were likely the usual yahoos who gather steam around any hot spot and act without care or thought, let alone reason.

This unhappy event is likely to further colour the broader opinion about the ‘No’ side in this longstanding debate.

Hopefully there will be no further vandalism or damage to property relating to this very  important issue.

Dave Cursons

Cawston, B.C.

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