Vandals caused extensive damage at a historic Cowichan Valley graveyard during a weekend rampage.
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP reported that sometime between Saturday night and Monday morning, vandals toppled over and broke numerous tombstones at the graveyard located on Pioneer Road, near Herd Road.
The majority of the graves and tombstones have been there since the mid-1800s.
“The lives lived by those resting here deserves the respect we are able to afford them during our lifetime,” said RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Krista Hobday.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of those responsible for the damage should call RCMP at 250-748-5522, or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.