Oliver is a small town and when you rock the boat, word spreads fast.
Tom McCulloch has been rocking the boat.
His beef is with the BC teachers strike. He sees it every day outside his front window across the street from Oliver Elementary.
“Personally, I think they should appreciate the jobs that they have.”
So last week, he voiced his opinion.
“I’m driving by and said: You suck!”
He repeated it several times, prompting a visit from the RCMP.
“He (RCMP) basically told me to shut up. He said, don’t do that anymore or he’s going to charge me with harassment”
The striking teachers say they’ve heard McCulloch, but there’s some confusion on who called the cops.
They say it was McCulloch who called the police — something he denies.
RCMP admit they paid McCulloch a visit and although he didn’t break any laws, the RCMP say they wanted to remind him that he has a responsibility to keep the peace.
Apparently the threat worked.
“I’m going to keep my mouth shut I guess. Apparently I can’t voice my opinion. I can have my opinion by I can’t voice it.”