I live in the greater Vancouver area, but have for a number of years have enjoyed visiting Bellingham for shopping and occasional restaurant meals. But yesterday, Nov. 10, I experienced the anti-Canadian sentiments that other visitors from Canada have reportedly experienced.
I parked my car in the lot of a small retail mall, and went off to visit stores and a coffee shop for about 90 minutes. Upon my return, I found a note on my windshield. The writer used a lot of profanity to complain about Canadians and invited me to return home quickly.
These events are upsetting and leave a negative feeling about Bellingham. Maybe the anti-Canadian attitudes that some Bellingham residents have are more prevalent than I had assumed.
Robert Hawkins of Vancouver
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