A Nazi flag is no longer flying over a rural Alberta property after the owner faced condemnation from across the country.
Earlier this week, a Hitler Youth flag was spotted on an acreage in Brazeau County, alongside a Confederate battle flag.
A photo of the Brazeau County property taken Thursday morning shows the Nazi flag had been replaced with a Jolly Roger pirate flag. The Confederate flag had not been removed.
Postmedia has attempted to contact the owner of the property but has not received a response. The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies filed a criminal complaint about the flag and said the owner initially refused to remove it when confronted by RCMP.
Meanwhile, the nearby Village of Breton says it has received a flood of “hate mail” about the flag despite the fact the property is outside village boundaries.
CAO Terri Wiebe stressed that the property is not within the municipality’s jurisdiction.
“While the flags are not located within our boundaries or our jurisdiction, it has affected our village residents,” the village council said in a statement. “These flags are disturbing, inappropriate, and do not represent the values of the people of the Village of Breton.”
“We ask the landowner to remove the flags immediately.”
Breton is home to 574 people.