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Pride flag divides residents

A pride flag hung outside an Aldergrove home has been removed by bylaw officers after it divided the community.

"I put it up because to me it represents Canada. It represents all people being equal," Lisa Ebenal told CTV News.

The flag was draped over a Bertrand Creek subdivision sign, but was removed just hours later by Township of Langley staff after a complaint from neighbours.

"Acting on that complaint, they took it down from my yard on private property without contacting me or even checking to see if I was home," Ebenal said.

After it was confirmed the flag and sign were both actually on Ebenal's own property, the flag was returned and an apology was issued, the municipality said in an email.

On Monday, dozens of neighbours hung pride flags in solidarity. But not all in the neighbourhood agree.

"We don't all have those beliefs," Cheryle Restiaux told CTV.

"I just don't want it to look like her views represent all of Bertrand Creek because it doesn't," Restiaux said.

– with files from CTV Vancouver



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