General News · 20th July 2016
SRD - M. McGregor
On the night of Tuesday July 19, it appears a truck was used to break the gate at the entrance to Hanks Beach Forest Conservation Park. Once the gate was broken the truck and possibly some more ATV’s accessed the park and further damaged the trails/vegetation. It does not appear they made it all the way down to the beach. There were a significant amount of empty beer cans and garbage found believed to be from the same party.
A file has been opened with the RCMP (#QU2016-520) if you have any further information that can help identify those responsible for this public damage please phone either the Strathcona Regional District at 250-830-6722 or the RCMP non-emergency line at 250-285-3631 and quote the above file number.
The Strathcona Regional District is exploring options for proactive ways to address vandalism issues and prevent future problems. If you have any suggestions or comments please contact the Strathcona Regional District Parks Department.