Signage for missing hiker updated

Scott Stanfield

Record Staff

A new and improved sign seeking details about missing hiker Sylvia Apps has been put up in Strathcona Park.

The 66-year-old Apps was last seen July 11 on the south side of Castlecrag Mountain near the summit. A poster that had been put up was apparently weathered and falling down, says park supervisor Andy Smith, who was recently alerted to the issue.

He notes a cougar warning needed to be erected in the same spot.

“Having a cougar warning next to the search sign may have wrongly led people to link the two separate things together,” said Smith, who responded to the Apps family through the BC Parks information division.

He offered to erect any signage that family and friends wished to provide. He suggested dropping off a sign at the Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre for a staff member to erect at the Paradise Meadows trailhead.

“If family and friends want to have a temporary sign, we will certainly accommodate them,” Smith said.

As per his suggestion, the family has had a new sign erected.


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