Minden Hills Reeve Barb Reid took time after this morning’s special meeting of council to apologize for her behavior. A photo surfaced of Reid giving the finger to local resident Richard Bradley at the Minden Canada Day celebrations.

Bradley posted the photo on Facebook with the caption that Reid told him he did not have permission to take her photo and would report him to police for harassment.

After this morning’s meeting, Reid expressed “deepest regrets” for the gesture she made and said it is not something she normally does and it wasn’t right. Reid extended her apologies to council, staff and the community for “not representing this community the way it should have been.”