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UPDATE: 'No new normal, COVID is a plandemic' graffiti on Kelowna City Hall reads

Graffiti at Kelowna City Hall.
October 27, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Kelowna City Hall has been hit with some strongly worded, albeit poorly spelled, graffiti.

"I want breath (sic) fresh air and live fre (sic) COVID has a 99.9 per cent survial (sic) rate economic collapse does not," reads the spray-painted graffiti that spans the north end of the building, facing the parking lot.

The city's crime prevention supervisor Colleen Cornock said Kelowna RCMP have been made aware of the incident and a police file has been generated. The City will provide an update if the investigation produces any new information.

"Incidents of socio/political vandalism are not common in our community but as is the case with other forms of graffiti tagging, when they do occur incidents are addressed by graffiti abatement staff," Cornock wrote.

"We recognize that we live in a democracy and people are free to express their opinions, however, when tagging occurs without the permission of the property owner, it is an act of vandalism."

Despite the effort that would have been needed to apply it — let alone later remove it — people walking by didn't appear to be swayed by the message.

"It's the grammar that's awesome," said a man walking by, going only by the name Jay.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-250-762-3300. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net

— This story was updated at 12:04 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 to include comment from the City of Kelowna.


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