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First Nation welcome signs cut down near Kamloops on eve of Aboriginal Day

Investigators with Kamloops Rural RCMP are appealing to the public for information after two signs welcoming people to the Skeetchestn First Nation were cut down the night before National Aboriginal Day on Sunday, June 21, 2015.
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June 22, 2015 - 10:37 AM

SAVONA - Investigators with Kamloops Rural RCMP are appealing to the public for information after two signs welcoming people to the Skeetchestn First Nation were cut down the night before National Aboriginal Day on Sunday.

The signs, which stood next to the Trans-Canada Highway in the Savona area, were discovered sawed down Sunday morning, June 21.

"At this point there is no indication what the motive behind this destructive act would be,” RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Cheryl Bush says in a media release.

Chief Ron Ignace posted about the incident on Facebook, calling the perpetrator “spineless and cowardly."

"I am prepared to pay a $500 reward that leads to the conviction of whoever is responsible,” he says in his post.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kamloops rural detachment at 250-315-1800. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 250-828-3215.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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