Snowmobiles damage P.E.I. blueberry field

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FILE PHOTO: Provincial conservation officers Shawn Schofield, left, and Trevor MacKinnon (seated on Ski-doos) will be out patrolling the Confederation Trail this winter. They’ll be making sure users have the proper permits, educating the public on trail safety and checking for impaired drivers. Pictured at back are RCMP Sgt. Leanne Butler, left, and Cathy Dickieson, administrator with the P.E.I. Snowmobile Association. 

Problem occurrs in Alberry Plains as RCMP says driving on fields can cause irreparable damage to crops

The RCMP is investigating after snowmobiles damaged a blueberry field in Alberry Plains.

Snowmobilers are required to have a pass to use the province's snowmobile trails, and the RCMP issued a reminder for them to stay off other properties unless they have the owner's consent.

The RCMP said driving on fields can cause irreparable damage to crops.

Anyone with information about the damage can contact the Kings District RCMP at 902-838-9300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Organizations: RCMP, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Alberry Plains

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  • Louann
    January 31, 2016 - 19:11

    What a shame that damage was done to this farmers field. How is the snowmobiles getting from farmers fields to farmers fields? These are off road vehicles and are not permitted on public roads ! It's time that these vehicles have a designated areas as skate boards were required to do.( that would be the Confederation trail )which is operated, managed and policed by the PEI snowmobile assoc. The present situation with snowmobiles(motor vehicle) on public roads are they are-presently operating without insurance .God forbid that one of theses snowmobiles ( 800-900lbs) should pull out in front of a registered insured passenger vehicle . If a law abiding citizen gets injured,maimed for life or even killed , what insurance do these snowmobiles have to pay in such a situation. What special privilege and why are these snowmobiles (motor vehicle) are allowed to operate on a public road without insurance when the rest of us can not ? Why is this allowed to happen and who is allowing it to happen? its time to banned snowmobiles to designated areas.(PEI snowmobile assoc.) where they can be monitored, registered, insured and policed. This has been going on far to long , something has to be done . I called on the present Government to have an immediate ban to protect the public and farmers until it be resolved and a solution reached. The owner of this blueberry field is a victim of crime ! How terrible !