Vandals on an ATV damaged a prepared earth surface which was to be used as a base for an outdoor ice rink in the Silver Creek Community Park. (CSRD Image)

Vandals on ATV damage outdoor skating rink in Shuswap

Damage delays preparations for ice surface in community park

Higher costs and inconvenience for the public are the results after vandals damaged a soil surface which was to be the foundation of an outdoor ice rink in Silver Creek.

The project at the Silver Creek Community Park has been delayed after ATV tracks were found across the smooth soil surface which was getting ready to be flooded so the community could use it as a skating rink. The tire marks and ruts have to be repaired before work on the project can proceed.

Read More: Letter: Spouse of Shuswap first responder shares challenges, gratitude

Read More: Water quality advisory issued for Sunnybrae water system

The rink was being built thanks to a donation from Mountainside Earthworks, which is building the Salmon River Parallel Trail. Local aggregate suppliers donated materials for the rink.

“It is frustrating that someone would do damage like this, especially when we have a project that is being undertaken with community donations. Vandalism like this costs everyone,” says Ryan Nitchie, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s team leader of community services.

Anyone with information regarding who might be responsible for the damage is asked to contact the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment at 250-832-6044.

Read More: Uptown Tim Hortons intersection in Salmon Arm bumped from traffic circle plan

Read More: Shuswap fire departments gear up for annual toy and food drives


@SalmonArm
jim.elliot@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

South Okanagan volunteer dental clinic donates rotten teeth to good cause

H.E.C.K. recently gifted 47 rotten teeth to a search and rescue group in the area

Construction to start on Penticton’s Kettle Valley Rail Bridge

Depending on the weather, a crew will be replacing the bridge’s deck starting Dec. 10

PHOTOS: Vees best Warriors during Teddy Bear Toss game

The teddy bears were flying in just under one minute into the first period

‘There are angels out there’ – Okanagan Falls resident reunited with those who saved his life

Heroic efforts of both neighbours and first responders kept Steven St. Germain alive on August 25

Penticton shelter meeting current need, accepting donations of blankets, clothing

The shelter offers 30 beds year-round and 25 more temporarily over the winter

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

The cub, weighing just 24lbs, has been taken to wildlife sanctuary in Northwest B.C. for the winter

Campbell River mom’s iPhone containing priceless photos stolen from Victoria hospital parkade

The phone contained photos, heartbeat recordings of her late son

Miller nets winner as Canucks edge Sabres 6-5 in OT

Roussel, Leivo tally two apiece for Vancouver

‘Norovirus-like’ outbreak interrupts Bantam hockey showcase in Greater Victoria

Several athletes were sent home, quarantined on the ferry

Letter: So long, Mr. Scheer

“It’s obvious Andrew Scheer must go. Prior to the election Conservatives were all aglow.”

Letter: Keep religion and government separate

“After I read the letter by Mike Bugyi and I was irked for several reasons”

$578: that’s how much your first distracted driving ticket will cost with recent premium hikes

Over 50 per cent of Canadians admitted to using phone while driving last year, according to study

Healing with honesty: Justice served 40 years later

Revelstoke senior gets house arrest for sexually assaulting stepdaughter

WorkSafe BC to investigate explosion at Princeton facility

Explosion at Envirogreen waste reclamation plant occurred Nov. 27

Most Read