16 C
Ontario
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Historic Dunbar Lawn Bowling Club on Vancouver’s west side vandalized – BC


Police are investigating after a facility on Vancouver’s west side was damaged this past weekend.

Several windows of the Dunbar Lawn Bowling Club were smashed and the outside of the building was covered in graffiti.

The club, which largely caters to seniors, is not maintained by the city, meaning members have to clean up the damage themselves.


Click to play video: 'Graffiti city: Vancouver sees huge spike in tagging during COVID'







Graffiti city: Vancouver sees huge spike in tagging during COVID


Graffiti city: Vancouver sees huge spike in tagging during COVID

“This is just disappointing,” Alan Wass of the Dunbar Lawn Bowling Club said. “We try to keep this place as a community resource.”

Story continues below advertisement

To make matters worse, the nearly century-old building was supposed to undergo major repair soon.

“This will set us back two years probably, to repaint the building and so on,” Wass said. “It will take us that long to accumulate rental revenues to come and repair all this.”

Read more:
Vancouver sees 70% spike in nuisance graffiti reports to 311 during COVID-19 pandemic

Vancouver police say the damage could cost thousands of dollars to repair.

Sgt. Steve Addison said police are seeing an increase in graffiti.

Read more:
Two charged in alleged vandalism of East Vancouver church

“It’s a big problem,” he said. “We are seeing it in every neighbourhood all over the city. It’s not just in back lanes and on dumpsters anymore.”

Addison urged the public to report graffiti, noting recent investigations, including an incident of vandalism at an East Vancouver church, have led to charges.




© 2021 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.





Source link

Latest news

ASCart Women’s Rayon Kurta with Palazzo Set

Price: (as of - Details) Explore the collection of beautifully designed kurti, Each piece is elegantly crafted and will surely add to your...

New high-performance racetrack unveiled north of Calgary – Calgary

If you have the need for speed and a hot set of wheels to go along with it, a brand new racetrack is...

How will Alberta’s new city councils work with province?

Local leadership in communities across Alberta got a big shakeup Monday night, with new mayors, councilors and school board trustees. The new faces...

Lake Country woman voices concerns over unvaccinated care workers in private homes

A Lake Country woman who has spent nearly 40 years in a wheelchair is voicing concern about unvaccinated care workers being sent into...
Related news

ASCart Women’s Rayon Kurta with Palazzo Set

Price: (as of - Details) Explore the collection of beautifully designed kurti, Each piece is elegantly crafted and will surely add to your...

New high-performance racetrack unveiled north of Calgary – Calgary

If you have the need for speed and a hot set of wheels to go along with it, a brand new racetrack is...

How will Alberta’s new city councils work with province?

Local leadership in communities across Alberta got a big shakeup Monday night, with new mayors, councilors and school board trustees. The new faces...

Lake Country woman voices concerns over unvaccinated care workers in private homes

A Lake Country woman who has spent nearly 40 years in a wheelchair is voicing concern about unvaccinated care workers being sent into...