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Alberta radio host has truck window smashed in Kamloops; lashes out at B.C. Premier

Albertan Terry Evans' window in his vehicle was smashed this morning, Aug. 4, in Kamloops.
Image Credit: TWITTER / Terry Evans
August 04, 2020 - 3:50 PM

An Alberta radio host took to social media to criticize B.C. Premier John Horgan when he discovered his vehicle's window had been smashed in Kamloops this morning. 

Terry Evans, who is from St. Albert, Alberta, was helping his daughter move to her new home in Victoria and was passing through Kamloops.

His vehicle's window was smashed while parked at the Delta Marriot Hotel. 

He said his licence plates were hidden, as he had backed into a parking stall, but he had Edmonton Oilers decals. 

"There were lots of other vehicles in the parking lot with B.C. plates that got no damage, mine was the only one," he told this afternoon.

"Whether or not it was specifically because of the Alberta plates, I don't know, I never saw the person…they didn't leave a note."




Good morning #Kamloops! You never fail to impress. Licence plate hidden but #Oilers decals were visible. Posted by Terry Evans on Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Following the incident, Evans took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with Premier John Horgan's comments last week regarding allegations of vandalism against vehicles with out-of-province license plates, tagging the Premier in his posts.

In one post, he refers to Horgan's suggestion that out-of-province travellers should ride a bike or use transit as "the most asinine thing I’ve heard from an elected official," and called Horgan an "idiot."


The premier responded to Evans within an hour on Twitter. 

"No matter someone’s circumstances, where they come from, or what’s on their license plate, this is never acceptable," Horgan said.

"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."



Evans said that Horgan's response to his post was appropriate.

"It's maybe what he should have said in the beginning," he said. "Instead of telling people from out of province they should be on bicycles or on a bus."

Evans said he is not blaming the premier for the vandalism.

"Everybody is saying I'm blaming Horgan for this," he said. "I just thought he made a really stupid statement."

He added that the incident will not deter him from returning to B.C. in the future. 

– This story was updated at 4:33 p.m., August 4, 2020 to add comments from Terry Evans and further details about the incident. 

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