A peace activism group wants to see the return of signage that designates Nanaimo a 'nuclear free zone.' Dyane Brown, of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, appeared as a delegation at Monday's committee of the whole meeting in Nanaimo.
Brown requested that council consider returning signage to at the entrances to the city that mark Nanaimo as a 'nuclear weapons free zone.' The signs have previously appeared in the city, when they were installed as a symbolic gesture in promotion of a world free of nuclear weapons.
Nanaimo ILPF member Grace Stevens, a Second World War veteran who served in an administrative capacity while her three brothers fought overseas, said she felt it to be an important gesture for Nanaimo to make.
"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."
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