As the federal election heats up, guerrilla political advertising plastered on stop signs are appearing more frequently in some communities across Canada, including the Cariboo.
Director of Municipal Services, Gary Muraca says the City of Williams Lake has fared well when compared to the City of Prince Rupert which had to remove half a dozen “Stop Harper” stickers at a cost of over $50.00 each last month.
“We’ve had one to date ( intersection of Toop Road and Highway 97) and apparently there might be another one out there that we will be addressing as soon as possible,” he said.
“We usually will take the sign down and bring it back to our yard, clean it up, and install a new one temporarily.”
Muraca says he was not aware of a new sticker which was at the intersection of Yorston and 1st Avenue South. (The sticker was no longer on the stop sign Thursday morning).
He encourages individuals to contact the City should anyone notice the defacing of any stop sign before it becomes a safety risk or shows any representation to any political parties.
Williams Lake RCMP Staff Sgt. Del Byron, says individuals can face charges of mischief for defacing stop signs.
Multiple sightings of the stickers have also been reported in 100 Mile House.
The stickers which are not permanent, but are considered to be a form of graffiti are being distributed by a Vancouver website.