I am so old that I recall the “eco freaks” doing this kind of shit up in northern CA, WA and OR states back in the 70’s and 80’s.
Back then it was placing spikes in trees to potentially kill the loggers and protect the spotted owl (or at least that was the claim).
Then there was the burning of cars and trucks on dealer lots
Going back further, the idiots ramming fishing vessels or cutting their nets to “protect the fishies and porpoise”
Nowadays it is “fight global warmening” or “protect the poley bears”, whatever the cause du jour might be.
The common thread in all of this is the destruction of private property and suppression of individual freedoms and legal commerce, usually funded by communist leaning NGO’s in turn funded by individuals that wish to destroy the concept of America in the pursuit of what they think will be nirvana on earth (under their leadership, natch). Same bunch would not blink an eye if a few billion humans would suddenly “die off” (so long as it is not them of course).
These people and their enablers/funding sources belong in jail or mental institutions if not both. While many are outside the U.S. of A., or Canadia, some are home grown and above the law (too many bought and paid for politicians).
In this case I highly doubt the RCMP will ever find or bring to justice the bunch responsible for the latest destruction in Canada, seeing that their masters in Ottawa are very likely encouraging said behavior to distract from their own failure at governing. Of course no one will complain when domestic natural gas prices rise “unexpectedly”.
Always ask Cui bono? Then follow the flow of money to these groups.