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RCMP looking into damaged headstones

Vermilion RCMP are investigating an incident where 39 headstones at the Clandonald Catholic Cemetery were vandalized.
Nearly 40 headstones were damaged at the Clandonald Catholic Cemetery.

LAKELAND - Vermilion RCMP are hoping to gather information regarding damage done to a number of headstones at the Clandonald Catholic Cemetery sometime between May 21 and 25.

On May 25, Vermilion RCMP received a call that the Clandonald Catholic Cemetery had been vandalized.

"Cemetery management located 39 headstones pushed over, along with many other headstones disrupted," according to RCMP. "Some of the damaged headstones belong to deceased persons who no longer have family."

The damages inflicted to those headstones will only be able to be repaired with donations that are sometimes received by the cemetery.

RCMP believe that the damages likely occurred sometime over the long weekend.

If you have information about this incident, please contact the Vermilion RCMP at 780-853-4441.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.