Nanaimo city staff are looking into replacing signage that declares Nanaimo a nuclear weapons-free zone.
Council unanimously voted to direct staff to investigate the issue following a presentation from the Nanaimo branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom earlier this month.
Three signs were originally placed at the highway entrances to the city after council gave approval to the measure through a bylaw in late 1989, according to a letter from the group. However, the signs have since disappeared and should be replaced, the groups says.
Nanaimo ILPF member Grace Stevens, who served in the Second World War with her brothers, said putting the signs in place would be an important gesture.
"There should be no nuclear wars because they don't solve anything," she said. "All they do is kill a lot of people and pollute the air."
Community services manager Tom Hickey said the city would need to get approval from the Ministry of Transportation to have the signs replaced again in their previous location.
He said the city could also arrange to have the signs on citymanaged streets.
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