Peters resigned as head coach of the Flames on Friday after former NHL player Akim Aliu tweeted Monday night that he was the target of a racial slur by a former coach during the 2009-2010 season while a member of the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs.
"The subject matter we've been dealing with over the last few days is difficult and hard and does not in any way reflect the core values of the Calgary Flames", Treliving said.
"Effective immediately, Bill Peters is no longer a member of the Calgary Flames organization", he said.
Jordan's allegations were corroborated and confirmed - first by TSN's Frank Seravalli and subsequently by multiple other reports along with now head coach Rod Brind'Amour, who was on the bench as an assistant coach when the incident apparently took place.
Francis's statement contradicts an interview Peter Karmanos, the former owner of the Hurricanes, gave with Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times on Thursday.
Further stories of abuse at the hands of Peters, this time of the physical variety, spawned from Aliu's allegations, as former Hurricanes defenceman Michal Jordan took to Twitter and claimed that he and one of his teammates were physically assaulted on the bench during a game by their former coach.
Karmanos said he would have fired Peters "in a nanosecond" had Francis made him aware of the incidents.
Francis served as Carolina's general manager for four years before he was let go in April 2018.
Francis extended Peters' contract in July 2016 through the 2018-19 season. But this is looking especially bad on Francis at the moment, who is currently the general manager of the Seattle expansion team - for now, at least.
Francis said he would make no further comments, saying it would be inappropriate "while an active investigation was being conducted by another team".
Karmanos is still a minority owner of the Hurricanes, but he was the majority owner from 1994 to 2018 before selling controlling interest of the club to Tom Dundon.
Neither Francis nor Peters responded this week to requests for comment. Alexander, who has won numerous writing awards at the state and national level, covered the Hurricanes' move to North Carolina in 1997 and was a part of The N&O's coverage of the Canes' 2006 Stanley Cup run.