Airport parking at your own risk

Airport parking at your own risk Last week, two vehicles were vandalized in the airport's long-term parking lot. One vehicle had its passenger-side window, mirror and front signal light smashed out.

Last week, two vehicles were vandalized in the airport’s long-term parking lot.

One vehicle had its passenger-side window, mirror and front signal light smashed out.

The other vehicle had feces smeared all over it, according to a CBC news report.

But vandalism isn’t an issue at the airport, says Highways and Public Works spokesperson Doris Wurfbaum.

“Vandalism is quite rare,” she said.

“In fact, the airport didn’t even know about these incidents until the RCMP contacted us.”

The airport won’t be installing any cameras or additional security because of the incidents, said Wurfbaum.

However, it may put signs in the parking lot advising people to park at their own risk.

The $1.50-a-day parking rate isn’t meant to guarantee people secure parking, said Wurfbaum.

“It’s just like a parking meter downtown,” she said.

The airport does ad-hoc patrolling of the parking lot and has noticed in the past people leaving valuables out in the open.

“Folks need to secure their valuables before leaving them there,” she said.