Bruins’ bus vandalized

The team's bus was vandalized for the second time earlier this month.

The Border Bruins were left reeling after damage to their bus, for the second time this year.

Bruins president Dan Koftinoff confirmed the windows on the bus were broken, the second time the bus has been vandalized this year.

Reaction on social media was swift, with many commentators on Facebook condemning the actions of those responsible and noting the Bruins themselves would not be excused for such bad behaviour.

The incident has been reported to the RCMP, Koftinoff said, and they are urging anyone with more information to come forward. No charges have been laid.

RCMP Sergeant Jim Fenske confirmed an investigation is ongoing, although there are no suspects at this time. Fenske said the windows were shot out with a BB gun mid-December, the second such incident.

The vandalism is a financial and emotional setback for the team, which is performing well this year. The Bruins split the weekend home games, winning one against the Nelson Leafs on Friday night but falling to the Castlegar Rebels on Saturday night, New Year’s Eve. See story on page 14.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grand Forks RCMP at 250-442-8288 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at BC Crime Stoppers, West Kootenay.


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