An Alberta man is not pleased with B.C. Premier John Horgan. A DJ who lives in St. Albert named Terry Evans woke up on Tuesday, August 4 to see his vehicle vandalized in a parking lot in Kamloops, B.C. The events led Evans to call out the B.C. Premier in an angry Twitter thread.
Evans told Narcity that his car has an Alberta license plate and an Edmonton Oilers' decal.
The vehicle was parked overnight near the Delta Mariott in Kamloops. He told us that his vehicle was the only one in the full parking lot that was damaged. "I couldn't see any other Alberta plates except ours," he said.
Evans took to Twitter on August 4 to make his thoughts known to the Premier. He also attached a photo of his vehicle with one of the windows shattered.
Evans addressed John Horgan's Twitter, saying that he woke up to a vandalized vehicle after spending the long weekend in B.C. He also said that he was born and raised in B.C., but is now an Alberta resident.
In a follow-up tweet, the DJ continued by saying that Horgan's suggestion that out-of-province visitors should take the bus is "the most asinine thing I’ve heard from an elected official."
The post goes on to demand that the Premier should speak out against these actions, calling him an idiot at the end of the tweet.
(2) Hey @jjhorgan. And your suggestion that out of province travellers should ride a bike or take a bus is the most… https://t.co/91IWZNtm5F— Terry Evans (@Terry Evans)1596561799.0
On July 27, according to CTV News, John Horgan said that people with out-of-province license plates should either take public transit or change their license plates to avoid getting harassed by local residents in B.C.
Evans told us what he thought of Horgan's response on Twitter.
"I didn't really pay much attention to it. I haven't seen it in its entirety because Twitter went so bananas," he said. "Frankly, I don't care. I'm not turning this into a back-and-forth."
The St. Albert resident went on to say that despite Horgan's response, "the initial things that he said were unacceptable."
Evans told us that what Horgan said can't be taken back. But he can make amends to some degree. "What he has to do is to speak to the citizens of British Columbia, the small number of people who are perpetrating these acts, and tell them that it's unacceptable."
Evans said that he believes that most of the people in B.C. are "good and welcoming."
"But you get idiots that are going to do stupid things and he did everything he could do to possibly encourage that," said Evans.
Evans has filed a report with Kamloops RCMP. Narcity has reached out to the RCMP for comment and we will update this article when we receive a response.