Town of Grimshaw Mayor Bob Regal says he is repeating something that he has said many times since Friday, “That is not who we are; that is not who Grimshaw is.”
Regal made the comments after a photo on social media circulated of a man wearing a mask outside the post office in town, wearing what looks to be a Ku Klux Klan mask.
Regal adds that he is concerned with the message this spreads about the town.
“In no way do we find this individual’s actions acceptable,” stresses Regal.
“Nor do we find any of the comments that Grimshaw is a racist town acceptable, because we’re not.”
“We can’t all be painted with that same brush and I’m afraid that is what is going on right now,” he adds.
The RCMP is investigating and while people commenting on social media are speculating about who the man is, his identity has not been confirmed.
Regal adds that something like this is very-much out of character for Grimshaw.
“We are such a close-knit community,” beams Regal when the Trending 55 Newsroom asked him what the post positive thing he sees about the town.
“All you have to do is look at events that we hold – such as the Santa Claus drive-thru – to see our community spirit.”
– Kenny Trenton, Trending 55 Newsroom