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County Residents Urged Not to Attack Sasquatch on Sight

Recently, new Sasky signage around the clean and provide a landmark for County someone needing emergency aid. The signs also
County's rivers has been vandalized and Protective Services to assist in emergencies. represent the County's commitment to keeping
damaged, making the signs ineffective in Please do not vandalize or damage the signs. our backyard clean and making sure that visitors
providing emergency info and reminding The signs serve as a rescue assistance leave our wilderness just as they found it.
everyone to respect our wilderness. tool—meaning that if they are damaged and/or If you see someone damaging or vandalizing a
This year in May, Sasquatch sightings around vandalized, those in an emergency situation may sign, or to report a damaged or vandalized sign,
the County increased—that is, sightings of signs go without an additional safety precaution. Each please call 780-723-4800 or 1-800-665-6030.
bearing beloved County mascot, Sasky the sign is numbered, and anyone needing help on
Sasquatch. Sasky's mission around the county is the river (where the signs are posted) can
to educate visitors and residents about keeping reference the last numerical sign they saw if they
Yellowhead County's natural areas pristine. The need to call 9-1-1 for help. That number will give
signage also includes tips on how to enjoy the first responders a better idea of where they are
outdoors in a manner that is safe and respectful stranded on the river and help to reduce the time
both to the wildlife and other visitors/locals. for first responders to locate the source of the
Yellowhead County's “Welcome to our distress call.
Backyard” signs are meant to encourage visitors The County urges visitors and residents to
and residents to keep the County's natural areas respect the signage, as they may be important to

The Boys and Girls Club went to the Community Garden on August 15 to take a tour of the Yellowhead County Sasquatch signs that
garden, build lady bug houses, and eat a lunch of watermelon and juice supplied by the Edson serve as a rescue assistance tool are being
Recycling Depot. photo Miranda L'Hirondelle vandalized.

Phone: 780-723-4800 Toll Free 1-800-665-6030 Fax: 780-723-5066
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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