Powell River RCMP is currently investigating arson in their jurisdiction.
The incident was reported on March 16th, when police received a report saying that a newspaper dispenser had been set on fire. The bin was just outside of Westcoast Thick.
Upon reviewing security camera footage, RCMP saw a group of six people crumple up a newspaper and light the bin on fire. The damage to the bin is irreparable, but no further damage came from the fire.
If residents have any information on this incident, they are asked to call Powell River RCMP’s non-emergency line at 604-485-6255.