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Alberta man criticizes B.C. premier after truck vandalized in Kamloops

Last Updated Aug 5, 2020 at 1:19 am PDT


A man from Alberta calls out B.C.'s premier after his truck was vandalized overnight in Kamloops

Terry Evans believes his truck was vandalized because it has an Edmonton Oilers' sticker

Evan says the premier's previous comments on Alberta plates were irresponsible

KAMLOOPS (NEWS 1130) — A radio talk show host from Alberta is calling out B.C.’s premier after someone in Kamloops apparently vandalized his truck.

Terry Evans says nothing was stolen from the Dodge Ram parked overnight at a downtown hotel, but he’s convinced a window was smashed because the pick-up had decals on it supporting the Edmonton Oilers.

He says John Horgan’s recent comments about visitors without B.C. plates needing to be more careful were irresponsible and encouraged bad behaviour.

RELATED: B.C.’s John Horgan to visiting drivers: Change foreign plates to reduce COVID-19 anxiety

“I never heard any such thing so ridiculous from an elected official that’s supposed to be representing a province and, you know, the last I heard, B.C.’s medical officer, Dr. Henry, said that inter-provincial travel was permitted,” he tells Radio NL in Kamloops.

“Just because somebody has an Alberta licence plate or an Oilers’ sticker on their thing, I mean, for him to say that people from out of province should be taking a bus or riding a bicycle just didn’t show strong leadership, in my opinion.”

Evans argues the premier should be speaking out against this type of vigilante vandalism.

He says he was born and raised in B.C., so Evans he hopes this was an isolated incident and he still calls this province home.

Last week, Horgan had suggested people without B.C. plates should change their plates, take transit, or even ride a bike to avoid harassment.

Premier Horgan has already posted a message on social media stating, “No matter someone’s circumstances, where they come from, or what’s on their licence plate, this is never acceptable. We must all be respectful of each other. This pandemic has taught us that we’re at our best when we look out for each other.”

Damages to the truck have been repaired.

-With files from Radio NL