KKK hood spotted in Grimshaw?

Susan Thompson / Chris Clegg

South Peace News

The mayor of Grimshaw has made a public comment after a man was spotted wearing what appears to be a KKK hood in front of the Grimshaw Post Office.

Mayor Bob Regal posted on Facebook “The Town of Grimshaw and its residents in no way finds this type of behaviour appropriate or acceptable along with the insinuations made that have been made by several commenters that Grimshaw is somehow a racist community! “

The photo was taken in front of the Canada Post office in Grimshaw. Sources say this is a regular appearance.

Phil Legault of Canada Post media relations says: ” We were not aware and find this offensive. This photo should be forwarded to the police for further investigation.”

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35 thoughts on “KKK hood spotted in Grimshaw?

  1. The two men in the picture are both elderly. The one in the “hood” is actually wearing a shirt with holes. He doesn’t sew, this won’t fall off, and he doesn’t understand that shirts are not rated as an effective Covid-19 deterrent. It’s not meant as a mask protest, or as an actual KKK hood, according to the man who has the back of his tan jacket facing the camera. He suggested that his friend in the shirt should use a clean pair of underwear instead.

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  2. This person is wearing what appears to be a KKK hood, it is offensive, undefendable, and it does reflect negatively on this community if permitted. Minimizing this act shows an ignorance of the history of racism.

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  3. Folks,
    I have a bad news. Alberta has a huge racism problem which has been brewing for a long time. Oil and gas exchange employees and execs coming from Texas have delivered their rotten mentalities and thoughts as well. Alberta’s problem is worse than anywhere else in Canada.
    Just like US, it will get worse here before people decide to deal with it and make it better.
    Question: why AB’s young families have been leaving Alberta faster than ever since JK came to power?
    JK is Alberta’s Trump.
    Don’t you see it?

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    1. Though I mostly agree with you I feel I should point out that blaming Texas for Alberta’s racism is super racist its self. And passes the excuse off to other. But it’s true how many nazies live in small town Alberta. Ive seen inside some of those house out in Irvine.

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    2. Alberta isnt the worse for it racism it’s just plain awful all over canada these no one province or city in canada especially horrible in canada its everywhere in canada !

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  4. How unbelievable that this behavior is tolerated by community leaders. Grimshaw will forever be on the national map for all the wrong reasons. This act and attitude will also negatively impact any future economic investment destined for Grimshaw and area that would have otherwise created jobs and attracted newcomers to the area. Unfortunately, local business will like feel the loss of tourism dollars as nobody wants to visit a town with a reputation for embracing racism.

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  5. Please keep personal attacks and name-calling out of posts. This is a moderated discussion board. Posts may not appear immediately, may not appear at all, or may be slightly edited. Thank you.

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  6. You mean to tell me, that in a town with less than 3000 people, this guy having a fairly easy-to-spot body type and hands that look like baseball gloves, that no one in this town knows who he is to call him out? Give me a break. MULTIPLE PEOPLE must know who this is and they’re covering for him.

    Wake up, Mayor. Your town has a racism problem.

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    1. Well Jenna, it should not be considered a town problem when this is obviously a societal problem because it is all around us in Alberta and not just in Grimshaw and it’s confusing to me as to how this is the mayors issue when he has no disciplinary power over these people. This is a much larger issue and people have to be responsible for themselves and their friends. Yes those people hiding who this man is are absolutely part of the problem. To be anti-racist we have to stand up against these people, which is what the mayor did, which is what others are trying to do. This issue is way bigger than a town of 3000 people. It’s absolutely everywhere and everyone has to be responsible for their actions and being actively anti-racist, you cannot blame this on any single person, we are all aware of the racism but we are all a part of doing our best to create an anti-racist society.

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      1. My remark to the mayor was in response to his words here, “along with the insinuations made that have been made by several commenters that Grimshaw is somehow a racist community!” If you agree that this is a societal problem, as I do, then it stands to reason that all members of society have a duty to root it out, from the mayor, to the townspeople who know this man, to those who don’t.

    1. People like Cathy & Linda are the reason why racism is still a huge problem. If their ignorance is indicative of the mindset of this town then yes, they have real problems with racism there. They likely know this guy and fully support his actions!

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    2. Yes, people have these ridiculously “high expectations” like, “wear a mask but not a KKK hood, because the former is about safety and the latter represents violent racism.”
      You’re right, Cathy, it’s definitely those expectations that are off-base.

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    3. This is a great example of some of the worst logic around. Education is the key. Please support education and a voice for minorities. Someone has to help the people who can’t figure out what pieces of cloth are suitable to shield them from expelling their bodily fluids onto others.

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      1. I agree with you. Oil and gas sector workers have an entitlement problem and exhibit more racism, misogyny, etc. than other sectors and your comment that it’s imported by the oil and gas workers from Texas makes sense.

  7. I’d be willing to say this isn’t a KKK hood if Linda would be willing to say Justin Trudeau wearing face paint for his drama class isn’t offensive, but we all know that’s a KKK hood.

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  8. How do you know that’s a KKK hood? Could be part of a leftover ghost costume. Actually looks more comfortable for breathing than the blue mouth covering I have that keeps fogging up my glasses.

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    1. Really? Out of all the things in the world, that can be used as a face covering, you think wearing a white hood is the only option? Maybe your foggy glasses are stopping you from seeing what is staring everyone in the face.

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    2. Mayor claims Grimshaw isn’t racist, first comment is clearly made by a racist. Ever been to a costume store? Of course you have, and they don’t sell ghost costumes that look like KKK masks with a pointy top.

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