Colwood Councillor arrested in continuing battle with municipality

Cynthia Day

A Colwood Councillor in a battle with her own municipality was arrested Wednesday.

Cynthia Day has been battling over removal of trees and shrubs she planted 23 years ago, and a rock wall she and her husband put in on municipal property. Day says the wall was built with a permit.

When crews arrived to remove the wall today she refused to move, and was arrested:

"I was informed by the RCMP that if I didn't remove myself from their work zone that they would have to arrest me. And I did exercise my right to defend my property, and was in fact arrested briefly."

Day was arrested for mischief, but released on her own recognizance after promising not to re-enter the work area. 

She says her next step may be taking the municipality to court.

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