Voters in a town north of Edmonton will decide if Pride crosswalks can be painted on their streets and if rainbow flags – among others – can be flown in public spaces.

Residents of Westlock are heading to the polls Feb. 22, 2024, to vote on the “Crosswalk and Flagpole” bylaw.

It was brought to Westlock town council after a petition by residents. Town officials elected to send it to a plebiscite.

The petition demands that crosswalks be painted only in the traditional white. It also wants to restrict the town from flying flags other those representing municipal, provincial or federal governments in public spaces and at town facilities.

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