Haliburton election signs stolen
|By Mark Arike - Staff Writer | August 9, 2018
A few Dysart candidates’ election signs near the Haliburton landfill disappeared earlier this week.
Ward 2 candidate David McKay said he was alerted to the theft by his wife on Tuesday morning.
“She called me and said, ‘your signs are missing,’” McKay told The Highlander.
The signs were erected on the municipal road allowance on Industrial Park Road, directly across from the landfill’s gate.
He said that other signs along the road hadn’t been touched.
McKay, who is running in his second election, said he planned on contacting the OPP that evening and posting about the incident on social media.
“It’s a criminal offence,” he said.
One of McKay’s opponents, Mike Stinson, lost one sign from the same spot. He said he would check on all his signs in the next couple of days.
Incumbent Mayor Murray Fearrey was also affected.
“People have a right to put their signs up,” said Fearrey. “Regardless of what you think about the person, you still don’t steal signs. They’re costly and it takes some effort.”
If anyone spots someone damaging or removing signs, they should contact the Haliburton Highlands OPP at 705- 286-1431. Charges can be laid under the Criminal Code.
MARK ARIKE is a reporter for The Highlander.