Editorial: Showing their ignorance

Vandals are a cowardly lot who skulk about in the middle of the night

Vandalism and destruction of property is a cowardly act. It is usually done in the dark of night and no one will acknowledge their role in public although they may crow about it to their friends.

Just last week, someone scrawled some pretty nasty words on the building at Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre and then skulked out of there. The sentiments expressed with a spray can of paint blasted the CRD with swear words and one has to assume that some people do not like the CRD presence at the Sooke Potholes or in the back woods.

If this was in retaliation for denied access to the hills behind Sooke then this is no way to get your way. It signifies people who are intent on breaking the law and one has to wonder what other destructive things they then might do in the woods. If they haven’t respect for places like the interpretive centre then they have respect for nothing and they do not deserve, or have lost their right, to be in those areas.

Volunteers will now have to clean up the place and get the graffitti off the building and the trees.

One just has to say,”thanks a lot. You certainly have done yourself proud.” If you had an ounce of courage and respect you would get up there and clean up your mess.

Enjoying the woods and the back country is a privilege not a right and it should be respected otherwise — access denied.

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