Plaque vandals sought

In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 photo provided by Heart of the City, someone defaced one of the new historic plaques near the Cornwall Canal. The business group is hoping someone can provide city police with information to catch the culprits. The graffiti has since been removed. (Heart of the City via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – Members of a downtown business association and police are hoping to find who was responsible for vandalizing a walking tour plaque.

The plaque, which shows the eastern entrance to the Cornwall Canal, was spray painted with graffiti sometime overnight Thursday (Sept. 22).

It wasn’t the only target as a garbage can nearby was also defaced.

It’s one of 20 plaques installed this summer.

“The plaques include a special finish that inhibits the paint’s ability to adhere to the finished product,” Centretown Coordinator Todd Lihou said. “As soon as we found out about the vandalism we quickly washed the paint off.”

Heart of the City wanted to make the vandalism public in order to catch the culprits as soon as possible.

If you have any information you’re asked to call Cornwall police at 613-933-5000.