The fire pit damaged at the former West Creston ferry landing.

The fire pit damaged at the former West Creston ferry landing.

New West Creston ferry landing picnic area damaged

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  • Oct. 15, 2015 2:00 p.m.

The newly installed fire pit was damaged at the former West Creston ferry landing last week.

While Regional District of Central Kootenay Area C director Larry Binks quickly announced a reward would be offered for information, the offer turned out not to be necessary. A male youth has confessed to what RCMP Cpl. Monty Taylor described on Monday as “an act of stupidity.”

The damage apparently occurred when  the culprit attempted to move the decorative fire ring to a dfferent location by dragging it behind his vehicle.

“We must teach stewardship and community pride to our youth,” said Mary Jayne Blackmore, who chairs the Trails for Creston Valley Society.