Two Fires Affect St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Weymouth, Nova Scotia

DATE OF OCCURRENCE: October 11, 2018

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, was targeted on two separate occasions, between October 8 and October 11, reports SaltWire¬†On October 8, the police claim that the suspect had intention of starting a fire but was unsuccessful in doing so. As a result of the attempt a window was broken, and pews were damaged. Roughly around the same time of the fire attempt, graffiti was also found in the parking lot. On October 11, a resident of Digby County had gone to use his washroom at roughly 3:20 a.m. and noticed a bright light coming from the Church through his window. He went out to see what was happening, and upon realizing that the Church was on fire, called police. The RCMP are investigating both cases of arson and attempted arson.