Sign Vandals Place Annapolis County Drivers at Risk
A rash of road-sign vandalism in the Annapolis Valley could have serious consequences for drivers. Over the weekend of June 10, eight road signs in the Nictaux and South Farmington areas of Annapolis County were removed or damaged. “This may seem like a harmless prank but the consequences could be very serious,” said Paul Stone, area manager for the Department of Transportation and Public Works in Middleton. “Removing a stop sign could get somebody killed and a missing street sign could delay fire trucks or ambulances during an emergency. “If we’re out there repairing signs that have been vandalized, that’s time and money not being spent on fixing potholes and dealing with the other road problems that are important to the people in our county.” The problem is not unique to Annapolis County but sign vandalism within that county alone costs Nova Scotia’s taxpayers up to $8,000 every year. Anyone having information about this type of vandalism is asked to contact the local RCMP.