Eckville Curling Rink vandalized

Earlier this year the Eckville Library was also vandalized with graffiti

The Curling Rink has also had shingles and chimney stacks ripped off of the building. The Town calls the vandalism a nuisance and will be working with the Curling Club to fix the shingles.

Some properties in Eckville have been experiencing an increase in vandalism done to properties.

Most recently, the Eckville Curling Club has noticed the property has been defaced.

According to a note from the club to Town Council, vandals have been damaging the building as well as painting graffiti on a shed.

“It appears like people have been climbing up on the roof, ripping off shingles and the chimney stacks as well as vandalizing our storage shed with graffiti and by breaking the lock off of it,” the note to Council says.

According to Jack Ramsden, this is not the first Town building that has been vandalized recently.

Before the curling rink was vandalized, Ramsden said the Library had been as well.

“It seems like there has been a bit of vandalism going on this year in town,” said Ramsden.

He said the Library had been “spray painted”.

Ramsden says at this moment the vandalism at the building isn’t too much of a concern.

Going through insurance, the damage done to the buildings isn’t more than the deductible on the buildings.

“[The curling rink] is probably the second building to have been vandalized this year, and thank goodness not in a heavy way.”

Ramsden called the vandalism a nuisance, but isn’t concerned.

The Town will be working with the Curling Club to get the shingles on the building fixed, according to Ramsden.

Since the vandalism occurred at rink, the club has placed a security camera up in the area.

The note to council states the camera was put up in the hopes of “obtaining footage of the vandals.”

Since the camera was installed no action has been caught on film.

A delegation from the Curling Club is expected at the next council meeting, however the purpose is for improvements to the rinks, such as lighting.

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