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Vandals destroy flag and pole on Signal Point lookout above Williams Lake

Murray McMillan has installed Canadian flags on the top of Signal Point in Williams Lake but recently someone has destroyed them.   - Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Murray McMillan has installed Canadian flags on the top of Signal Point in Williams Lake but recently someone has destroyed them.
— image credit: Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Someone has wrecked the flag and stolen the Canadian flag on top of Signal Point in Williams Lake, and it’s not the first time.

Murray McMillam lives below the point  and  installed the initial flag there four years ago. He has replaced it a few times in the last while.

“I walk up there often and noticed the wind really blows up there and thought it would be a good place for a flag,” McMillan said Sunday.

Three weeks ago he noticed the flag pole was bent over and the flag was gone. He replaced it and within a week the same thing had happened again.

Now he’s fabricated a 16 foot metal pole, larger in diameter than the original one, but said he will need some help transporting it up to the top of the point.

Ken Walton lives below Signal Point as well, and since retiring a few months ago, has been hiking up there daily.

He said he has noticed some damaged trees.

“Yesterday I saw where someone had actually shot at a tree,” Walton said.  “We need more people patrolling the area and keeping an eye on it or it’s going to get to a point where the public won’t be allowed up there.”

 

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