Snowmobiles damage P.E.I. blueberry field

Published on January 31, 2016

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. 

©Guardian photo by Heather Taweel

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.