A popular recreation area within the Town of Antigonish has had a long running issue with vandals, and the problem is not getting better. The Columbus Field washroom has often been the target of vandals, who often break soap dispensers, toilet paper holders and paper towel dispensers.
Director of Recreation for the town, Tricia Cameron says this is a problem that has been around for at least 10 years. She says vandalism such as this impacts all taxpayers within the area:
Cameron says that the new Splash Pad had to be shut down recently because glass was broken on the padding where children run and play. The town is planning to install surveillance cameras in the area soon.