British Columbia

KKK flyers distributed in Chilliwack worry residents

It was early Thursday morning when Chilliwack resident Cameron Kenis noticed something at the end of his driveway. It was a flyer advertising the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, pontificating "Yes! White lives do matter!"

Police confirm dozens of flyers have been delivered in the area

Chilliwack resident Cameron Kenis with his fiancee. (Cameron Kenis)

It was early Thursday morning when Chilliwack resident Cameron Kenis noticed something at the end of his driveway.

"It was this little Ziplock bag with rice in it and then a little note," Kenis said.

The note was a flyer advertising the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, pontificating "Yes! White lives do matter!" alongside a U.S. phone number and a website.

"I was kind of shocked that you'd see something in this day and age, in our community, something like that. It was a little bit concerning."

Kenis walked out to see if any of his neighbours had also received the package. When he saw that his was the only house on his block that had, he worried he'd been targeted because his fiancee is partly of Chinese heritage. 

He posted the flyer on Facebook; friends living nearby commented they had gotten the same package delivered to their homes as well. Some even speculated that there has been a KKK group lying low in Chilliwack for a number of years.

RCMP say dozens of copies of this flyer were recently distributed in Chilliwack. (Cameron Kenis)

RCMP investigating 

Police have confirmed that dozens of flyers were distributed in the area.

"The RCMP take these complaints seriously and the Chilliwack RCMP general investigations section team is in the initial stages of their investigation," said Corp. Mike Rail with the Upper Fraser Valley Regional detachment. 

Kenis said he hopes the flyers are just the work of "one crazy guy."

"Because if there was a group, a KKK group in the community, that's more concerning than having one yahoo," he said.

"It's a really, really good community and we're all really close, but it's concerning when you see something like this happen in your neighbourhood. It sort of makes you question what's going on."

With files from Rafferty Baker