Hate crimes

The man who displayed a Confederate flag during an anti-racism parade in Summerland has been caught. The flag was displayed during a parade on July 16, 2020. The man who displayed was caught the following evening and has apologized for the action. (Contributed)

Man apologizes for displaying Confederate flag at anti-racism parade in Summerland

Alberta man apologizes to mayor for actions, points to flag sold in local store

 

Police are asking for information after a vehicle with a Confederate flag was observed during an anti-racism parade in Summerland on July 16. Earlier in the week, vehicle displaying a Confederate flag was observed at a Summerland shopping centre. (Contributed)

Confederate flag seen along anti-racism parade route in Summerland

Incident is third sighting of Confederate flag in community in past two weeks

 

Hundreds of Summerland residents honked and waved in a show of support as they drove past the Lekhi family home on Hespeler Road on July 16. The home had been vandalized and racist graffiti had been spray painted on the walls on July 13. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

VIDEO: Parade held to show support for Summerland family targeted by racism

Hundreds of Summerland residents drove past the Lekhi family home on the evening of July 16

 

A GoFundMe campaign for a display of unity quickly received donations. The initiative, by the Lekhi family of Summerland, began days after their home had been targeted by vandalism and racist graffiti. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Racist act sparks Summerland family to raise funds for unity display

Racist graffiti had been sprayed on Lekhi family’s home on July 13

A GoFundMe campaign for a display of unity quickly received donations. The initiative, by the Lekhi family of Summerland, began days after their home had been targeted by vandalism and racist graffiti. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Summerland mayor Toni Boot hopes the community of Summerland will have a community conversation about racism following a recent incident where graffiti, including images of swastikas, was left at the home of an Indo-Canadian family. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland mayor asks for community conversation following racist vandalism

Home of Indo-Canadian family in Summerland was targeted on evening of July 13

Summerland mayor Toni Boot hopes the community of Summerland will have a community conversation about racism following a recent incident where graffiti, including images of swastikas, was left at the home of an Indo-Canadian family. (Summerland Review file photo)
Police are conducting a criminal investigation into what appears to be hate-motivated vandalism in Summerland. The incident occurred on the evening of July 13. Another incident in Summerland was reported to police on the morning of July 14. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

RCMP to investigate hate-motivated vandalism in Summerland

Swastikas and other graffiti spray painted on house and at bandshell

Police are conducting a criminal investigation into what appears to be hate-motivated vandalism in Summerland. The incident occurred on the evening of July 13. Another incident in Summerland was reported to police on the morning of July 14. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Graffiti, including racist symbols, was left on the side of a house on Hespeler Road on the evening of July 13. Police are continuing to investigate the incident. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Windows broken, racist graffiti left on Summerland home

Family says nothing like this has happened since they moved to Summerland in 1980s

Graffiti, including racist symbols, was left on the side of a house on Hespeler Road on the evening of July 13. Police are continuing to investigate the incident. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)