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Peachland mural hit by vandals again

This Peachland mural was damaged again.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers
November 28, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Peachland residents are in disbelief after finding their newly restored downtown Rotary mural defaced again. 

Six members of Peachland's arts council spent 178 hours restoring the mural this summer. Then, in October, it was hit by vandals with less than passable artistic abilities.

Luckily, however, they were able to clean away the damage.

"We’re now at the stage where a lot of the paint has been scrubbed off," a member of the council, said earlier this month. "We will have to wait until spring to repaint and then put on an anti-graffiti coating — we were going to do it sooner but the weather turned on us."

Yesterday, Nov. 27, the mural was found tagged with similar markings. 

"The tags include question marks placed over the same spots recently re-painted, an Ogopogo and other random marks/pictures," reads a Crime Stoppers report.

If you know anything about this crime or any other crime, call the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS or visit the website at www.crimestoppers.net. Your information will be kept confidential and could lead to a reward of up to $2,000.


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