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POLL: British Columbians are getting a reputation for poor treatment of out-of-province guests. How do you feel about that?

A truck was spotted in a Kelowna parking lot with this disclaimer July 28.
July 31, 2020 - 1:23 PM

British Columbians are gaining a reputation through the summer of COVID-19.

Starting in towns close to the border, drivers with Alberta licence plates have found nasty notes on their windshields. Others have been accosted or questioned personally about being here. Even after British Columbia orders allowed Canadian visitors from other provinces, they were met with similar hostilities.

One American UBCO student went so far as to add a sign to his vehicle with Washington State licence plates explaining he lives here for school. This was after being mysteriously followed and finding a note on his windshield telling him to "GO HOME!".

Even Premier John Horgan seemed flippant about the British Columbian response, telling visitors with out-of-province plates to take transit or ride a bicycle if they don't like it. 

READ MORE: Horgan advises drivers with non-B.C. plates to take bus to avoid harassment

We're wondering how you feel about this and the nice thing about a poll it's anonymous so tell us what you really think. If your answer isn't on the board, feel free to leave a comment. 


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