UPDATE: Kelowna mayoral candidate’s sign set aflame

Bobby Kennedy’s sign was set on fire on Saturday morning

Bobby Kennedy is running to be Mayor of Kelowna photo: bobbykennedy.ca

Update: 11:30 a.m.

Kelowna RCMP continue to investigate after an election sign was set on fire on Saturday morning.

On Sept. 22, at approximately 6:45 a.m. Kelowna RCMP were called to the corner of Eldorado Road and Lakeshore Drive to a report of a mischief in progress as an election sign was on fire.

“Officers attended the scene and the fire had burned out without any further damage to other property” said Const. Lesley Smith. “It was apparent that the sign had been deliberately set on fire and therefore our investigation continues as we look for a suspect”

Kelowna RCMP are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information that could assist in identifying a suspect to please contact the Kelowna RCMP at 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.

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Original

Early Saturday morning Bobby Kennedy received texts alerting him that one of his mayoral campaign signs in Kelowna had been set on fire.

“My first thought was that this is a random act, I don’t think anyone was specifically targeting me. If they were this doesn’t effect me, it’s just a sign,” Kennedy said.

The sign that was vandalized in the Mission and was surrounded by bushes and was near trees. Kennedy says he is thankful that the sign was not set aflame a couple months ago when it could grown into a large fire with drier temperatures.

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“I contacted the RCMP because it’s an opportunity to link this to other arsons, lighting things on fire is not a way to handle anything. Especially in a city that where we are so affected by fire. If this is a fire bug this issue needs to be brought to light.”

Kennedy believes that this incident has further exposed the crime he says is plaguing Kelowna.

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