Vandals have destroyed a number of chainsaw carvings in Chetwynd.
Tonia Richter is the organizer of Chetwynd’s chainsaw carving championship, she says the vandalism was discovered early Thursday morning.
Richter says the damage is extensive, to the point where one carving can’t be repaired.
Richter says leads have been pouring in on who might have committed the vandalism, and they’ve been forwarded to police.
She says the vandalism has angered the community, especially since the next carving event is coming soon.
Richter is trying to take things in stride though, saying while the vandalism is heartbreaking, it has brought the community together.
She says there’s talk that some carvers coming up for the next event will help repair the most damaged carvings.
This year’s Chetwynd International Chainsaw Carving Championship will be held from June 9 to 12.