Wind turbine shot multiple times with high-powered rifle in southern Alberta

Someone caused $25,000 in damage to a wind turbine on the Piikani First Nation in southern Alberta by shooting it multiple times with a high-powered rifle, according to police.

Piikani RCMP asked the public for help Monday in identifying the culprit.

They said a technician discovered bullet holes while doing service on the Weather Dancer wind turbine on June 12.

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Comment by arthur qwenk on July 11, 2017 at 10:10pm

Good shooting!

Comment by Donna Amrita Davidge on July 3, 2017 at 9:51pm
I am with you! Good for them! The culprit is the farcical wind company that put it up to begin with!
Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on July 3, 2017 at 9:04pm

Piikani RCMP asked the public for help Monday in identifying the culprit, so others can send bigger bullets. I hold no sorrow over the incident.... "just sayin' "

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