Whatwill happen to the trails for off-road vehicles that roam the lands of the farmers? Yet this year, the troublemakers have used the ATV trails to steal at local Sugar shacks. With an AVT and a trailer, on the night of February 23 they took the furnaces, spouts, lids, a drill, etc. and even had the nerve to steal the burner out of a cabin, this in two neighboring Sugar shacks in Stanstead-east.
You will surely understand the reluctance and the questioning of the farmers to renew the rights of passage for future years. The right to pass on the land is a courtesy offered by the owners of the land and if this phenomenon is repeated, the clubs will have more and more difficulty in finding landowners that will sponsor a passage for their trails.
It is regrettable that some criminals are misusing the trails to commit crimes and are losing the rights of passage. They are thus depriving honest users and conscientious of their favorite sport.
That is why we ask for the collaboration of anyone who would have seen or heard anything that could help with the investigation. Contact the Sureté du Québec, sector Coaticook.
We must elucidate these robberies to preserve our trails, the rights of passage are so valuable and so fragile.
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