Several newly installed signs recreation signs in the Koocanusa area were removed and destroyed, causing an estimated $5,000 in damage.

The Koocanusa Recreation Steering Committee (KRSC) said the vandalism took place some time between March 26th and 29th.

The signage was used to communicate the new regulations for the Koocanusa area, which limits motorized recreation to designated roads and trails, and restricts Crown land camping to designated sites.

According to the KRSC, the signs are an important part of its efforts to better manage recreation in the area.

The KRSC is asking anyone with information to contact Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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