Vandals strike Inuvik, N.W.T., greenhouse
Fire extinguisher was opened inside building, making produce unsafe to eat
Vandals have destroyed more food in Inuvik, N.W.T., this time at the community greenhouse.
After a summer spent labouring on their gardens, community members may have to toss many of the vegetables because someone opened up a fire extinguisher inside the greenhouse.
Some of the garden plots are covered with white powder, which is not healthy to eat.
Peggy Jay, a regular gardener in Inuvik, said she was looking forward to some fresh carrots, onions and lettuce.
"It’s just disappointing in that the greenhouse is such a good thing for the community," she said.
"It’s people’s effort and I think it’s awful what happened. I know I’m not going to give up gardening. I’ll still do it because I enjoy it. But I don’t think it’s right that someone else destroys things for other people."
RCMP are investigating the vandalism.
Meanwhile, the community greenhouse board is offering compensation to gardeners — a $25 gift certificate to a local grocery store.
Earlier this month vandals broke into the food bank, and destroyed much of the food.