Trees replanted at Totem Mall after prior vandalism

Credit: Totem Mall

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The story has a happy ending. After trees were cut down at the Totem Mall and Trevor Bolin, Bob Zimmer, and the public pulled together to offer a reward to information on the suspects, the trees were replaced today.

Rob Schlitt, mall administrator said they started today and it should be wrapped up by the end of today.

He also commented on the community pulling together to help catch the suspects.

“That was incredible. We certainly did enjoy the response the community had. I think it is more of a response to something happening to the community, I view it more that way then something that happened to the mall.”

Schlitt goes on to say he is glad that the trees have been replanted, but he also has advice for people who might think doing the same thing like that, is right.

“I hope that the two young guys that they caught will learn and not do it again. I hope it sends a message to other people in the community that might do such things anywhere, not just the mall, anywhere that it isn’t acceptable.”

The RCMP are expected to release more details in the coming weeks.