The $12-thousand reward offered by the PEI Wild Blueberry Growers Association for information regarding an incident of extreme vandalism is drawing to a close on August 17th.
Equipment belonging to Terence MacDonald, a PEI wild blueberry grower, was damaged in August of 2015 and resulted in a significant cost of approximately $50-thousand during harvest.
Two tractors parked in a wild blueberry field south west of Mount Stewart were started by the culprits, driven into each other and into trees, causing extensive damage to the tractors and the two harvesters that were mounted on the tractors. The damage was so severe that the equipment was rendered useless for the 2015 season.
The PEI Wild Blueberry Growers Association, along with industry members and friends of the industry, established a reward fund of up to $12,000 for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the vandalism