An investigation is underway after a suspicious fire at an Anglican Church in Tofino Friday morning.
RCMP and firefighters were called to the St. Columba Church on Second Street in the city’s downtown area at around 4 a.m. on Friday, July 2nd.
According to police, no one was injured and the fire was quickly contained, preventing any structural damage to the church.
Fires have been deliberately set to churches after the discovery and investigation into unmarked graves found at residential schools across Canada.
The destruction of churches has followed anti-colonial calls from protestors on Legislature lawns around Canada on July 1st.
In Victoria, the Captain James Cook statue near the Empress was torn down on Canada Day and thrown into the waters of the Inner Harbour.
In its place, a wooden red dress was erected and red paint was smeared with handprints to represent missing and murdered indigenous women.