Investigation launched into threats issued against mayor and council in West Vancouver

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      Signs announcing a West Vancouver rezoning application have been defaced with some disturbing graffiti.

      One message said "Kill Council" and another said "Kill Booth", in reference to Mayor Mary-Ann Booth.

      “This is very concerning for us,” Const. Kevin Goodmurphy said in a West Vancouver police news release. “We take all reports of threats seriously, and an investigation has been launched in an effort to identify any suspects.”

      The signs at 1552 Esquimalt Avenue were brought to police attention on July 31 and have since been removed.

      Anyone with information is being asked to contact police at 604-925-7300.

      If informants want to remain anonymous, they can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

      West Vancouver police

      Wall Financial Corporation owns the property and has applied to develop a 17-storey infill apartment building with 185 rental units and 10 townhomes.

      A public information meeting was held on July 23 at the Seniors' Activity Centre in West Vancouver.

      There is already a 185-unit apartment building called Ambleside Towers on the site. It would remain there if council approves the rezoning application.