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Bus shelter vandals strike again

The glass was destroyed in two more bus shelters on River Street

THUNDER BAY — The cost of vandalism at Thunder Bay Transit shelters is mounting.

Over the weekend, vandals destroyed the glass in two more shelters in the area of River and Madeline streets.

It's just down the street from the 55 Plus Centre where vandals shattered the glass in nearly three dozen windows and doors earlier this summer.

There have been at least 16 other similar incidents involving transit shelters around the city since January.

Transit manager Brad Loroff calls the ongoing vandalism "extremely frustrating."

Shelters have multiple panes of glass, and It costs up to $500 to replace a single pane, but Loroff said the consequences of the malicious damage go beyond money.

"A lot of people rely on bus shelters, so it is a real shame when senseless vandalism like this occurs. It affects neighbours in the area and commuters who take transit regularly," he told TBnewswatch Monday.

Loroff said the transit department continues to look for options to make it harder for vandals to cause damage to shelters.

He said it's also reached out to the Thunder Bay Police Service for assistance and will continue to work with police in their investigations.

Thunder Bay Transit is appealing to any members of the public who witness acts of vandalism, or may have relevant information, to contact police.


Gary Rinne

About the Author: Gary Rinne

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Gary started part-time at Tbnewswatch in 2016 after retiring from the CBC
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