Golf course theft in Nanoose Bay leads to gas spill on ground

Golf course theft in Nanoose Bay leads to gas spill on ground
Fairwinds Club (supplied)
An aerial view of Fairwinds Golf Course.

A theft at the Fairwinds Golf Course in Nanoose Bay led to a spill of gas on the course, according to Oceanside RCMP.

Police say that the theft occurred overnight on Nov. 20 and was reported by maintenance workers early on Nov. 21.

The thieves broke locks off a fuel container inside the course’s maintenance compound and siphoned gasoline.

When the thieves departed, they left the gas pump handle open, and when the pumps were turned on in the morning approximately 400 litres of fuel were left to spill out on to the ground.

The fuel seeped into nearby areas including ponds on the golf course.

Oceanside RCMP say that golf course staff and the Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department were working to clean up the spill on Thursday morning.

Cpl. Foreman of Oceanside RCMP said in a statement that the incident is “more serious than mischief and theft, these thieves caused environmental damage to the area.”

The RCMP are asking that anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21 should call them at 250-248-6111.


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