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Kelowna man’s real estate sign takes neighbour dispute public

Kelowna resident Kane Blake says he is selling his house because of one of his neighbours.
January 26, 2018 - 1:29 PM

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KELOWNA – A frustrated Kelowna father has made the difficult decision to sell his house, and he wants everyone in the city to know exactly why.

“Home for sale, by owner, because neighbour is an asshole," reads a sign that went up in a Springvalley neighbourhood yesterday, Jan. 26.

Kane Blake made the sign, because he says a man in his early 60s from up the street has been harassing him, his kids and most of the neighbourhood ever since he moved in five years ago.

Blake has had bylaw called on him countless times for what he says are frivolous matters, has footage of the man taking pictures and video of their house and has even been investigated by RCMP for drug smuggling.

“It's all him," he says. "I have cops and bylaw here almost every day. The sign is funny, but my kids don’t feel safe. My mother in law doesn’t feel safe. I’m sick of it.”

Kane Blake behind the sign he had made to show his frustration with one of his neighbours.
Kane Blake behind the sign he had made to show his frustration with one of his neighbours.

Ever since the $40 sign he had printed went up on Thursday, other residents in the area have been stopping by, taking pictures, and sharing stories of their own encounters with the same man.

“My neighbours all think (the sign is) hilarious,” he says. “They know what it’s about. Nobody in the neighbourhood thinks it’s directed at them, but he knows. I’m sure he’s seen it.”

Blake’s not concerned with the impact the sign could have on selling his place, saying future residents need to know there’s a neighbourhood grump.

“If they ask about the person, I can’t point fingers for legal reasons, but I will let them know there’s a problem person in the neighbourhood.”


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