A pro-life sign advocating adoption is the target of vandalism.

Pro-life sign vandalized

A pro-life sign on Highway 16 outside of Smithers advocating adoption was the target of a vandal, and RCMP are investigating.

  • Jul. 28, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Smithers RCMP are investigating vandalism to a pro-life billboard on Highway 16 between Smithers and Telkwa. Anyone with information regarding the matter is asked to contact the Smithers RCMP detachment or, to remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Smithers RCMP responded to 102 calls for service between July 20-26. Noteworthy files include:

On July 21, a Smithers Traffic Services officer conducted a vehicle stop on Highway 16 at the west end of Smithers. A 62-year-old driver exhibited symptoms of impairment, failed the approved screening device test and received an immediate roadside driving prohibition for 90 days, as well as a mandatory 30-day vehicle impoundment.

On July 21, Smithers RCMP conducted a vehicle stop near the Smithers Golf Course. An officer detected an odour of marijuana and the 19-year-old driver was arrested. A search of the vehicle revealed cash and cannabis packaged for sale. The driver was issued a 24-hour driving prohibition and the RCMP are recommending possession for purpose of trafficking charges.

On July 24, Smithers RCMP responded to the report of a fight behind the Office of the Wet’suwet’en in Smithers. Police transported a female with facial injuries to the Smithers District Hospital for treatment. Police located the female attacker. She was arrested for assault and later released on a promise to appear in court and on no contact conditions with the victim.

On July 25, Smithers RCMP responded to a report of a possible fight near the Broadway Shelter in Smithers. Police attended and found two females arguing; no apparent physical contact, nor injuries. One of the females was found to be breaching her court conditions. The suspect was arrested and held in police custody for court the following morning.


– Released by Cst. Nenad Djuric

Smithers RCMP


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