The Vancouver Police Department took to Twitter this week to announce it’s hiring. They did it in a roundabout way, however, while simultaneously getting into a Twitter war with Manitoba RCMP.
The VPD tweeted out a zinger to Manitoba, bringing attention to the blustering winter weather the province has been experiencing.
“Dear #Manitoba: We’re sorry to hear you’re still having snow. Sincerely, #Vancouver,” they wrote. “PS. Did anyone mention we’re hiring? #JoinVPD”
The tweet was accompanied by four stunning views from Vancouver, including a shot of two police officers on horses at the beach and a police cruiser parked along the shoreline at sunset.
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) April 24, 2017
Manitoba RCMP didn’t take their time clapping back in order to defend their province. They hit Vancouver where it hurts: by taking a swipe at their affordable housing crisis.
It's ok, the snow melts quickly off the lawns of our affordable houses.
— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) April 25, 2017
“Dear @VancouverPD,” they replied. “It’s ok, the snow melts quickly off the lawns of our affordable houses. Sincerely, #rcmpmb” They followed their response with the hashtags #freedom55 #mortgagefree
They also snuck in some photographic evidence.
Other Twitter users — including Winnipeg police — jumped in to add fuel to the fire.
— Winnipeg Police (@wpgpolice) April 25, 2017
Would you like some snow to cool off from that sick burn, Vancouver? https://t.co/OF8EiMbYk5
— Levi Garber (@levidgarber) April 25, 2017
That moment when different branches of the National Police throw shade at each other in the most Canadian way possible. https://t.co/92o7mnX9O3
— Patricia Thomas (@littlesrule) April 25, 2017
@VancouverPD Hard not to boast when Vancouver looks like this!
— River District (@RDVancouver) April 25, 2017
— SG ???????? (@ILoveCanada83) April 25, 2017
It’s tough to say who won this battle, but we suspect the VPD likely got a few new resumes as a result.