Several election signs — and one cat sign — were found in a ditch in Krestova. Photo submitted

Vandalized election signs found in Krestova

The pile of signs included many belonging to Nelson candidates

A pile of election signs, many of which belong to Nelson candidates, were found in a ditch in Krestova last week.

Montana Burgess noticed approximately 30 signs during her morning commute Friday. She gathered them up on her way home the same day.

She said it seemed as though no one candidate was targeted. Nelson mayoral candidates Deb Kozak and John Dooley both had signs in the pile, as did several council and regional district candidates.

“It seemed like a whole bunch of political signs, a couple house-for-sale signs and a ‘Slow For Cats’ sign,” said Burgess. “That’s very weird.”

Councillor Janice Morrison later picked up the signs to return to their owners.

Burgess said she has also contacted the Nelson Police Department, which last week put out a statement reminding residents that anyone caught vandalizing election signs can face charges.

“Although elections can bring out very strong emotions and opinions, the Nelson Police Department would like to remind the public that offenders can face charges under the Criminal Code if caught,” Sgt. Corey Hoy said in the release.

Morrison later confirmed to the Star that the “Slow For Cats” sign had been returned to its owner and his ginger cat.



tyler.harper@nelsonstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Plane crashes into Nelson supermarket parking lot

Pilot and passenger have minor injuries

Phase three presents new opportunities for Kootenay tourism

Message from MLA Michelle Mungall and MLA Katrine Conroy

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

On this B.C. Day long weekend, put your knowledge of our province to the test

VIDEO: Otter pups learn to swim at B.C. wildlife rescue facility

Watch Critter Care’s Nathan Wagstaffe help seven young otters go for their first dip

Michael Buble among 13 British Columbians to receive Order of B.C.

Ceremony will be delayed to 2021 due to COVID-19

U.S. border communities feel loss of Canadian tourists, shoppers and friends

Restrictions on non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border have been in place since March 2`

Rollout of COVID-19 Alert app faces criticism over accessibility

App requires users to have Apple or Android phones made in the last five years, and a relatively new operating system

Alleged impaired driver sparks small wildfire near Lytton after crash: B.C. RCMP

Good Samaritans prevented the blaze from getting out of control

B.C. First Nation adopts ‘digital twinning’ software to better manage territory

Software allows users to visualize what a mountain might look like if the trees on its slopes were logged

All inquiry recommendations implemented after fatal Port Hardy RCMP shooting: Ministry

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. cleared the RCMP officers involved of wrongdoing

Leave your deets when dining: Restaurants taking personal info to trace COVID-19

Health officials say indoor dining presents a higher risk

Most Read