Woman arrested after flowers uprooted from downtown planters; charges pending

Remnants of uprooted flowers could still be seen Friday in downtown Yellowknife after most of them had been cleaned up. (John McFadden/CKLB photo)

A 34-year-old woman has been arrested after dozens, if not hundreds of flowers were uprooted from downtown planters in Yellowknife Thursday night.

According to an email from RCMP, they received a report about 11:10 pm of alleged vandalism to planters on Franklin Avenue.

Photos circulating on social media show the flowers strewn across the sidewalk from the Scotia Centre to the Royal Bank.

Comments on social media indicate that the public is outraged that someone would do such a thing, ruining other people’s efforts to beautify the downtown.

Police have not named the suspect but say charges are pending.

They don’t say what she will be charged with, but a public mischief charge is possible.



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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.