Nuclear Weapons Free Zone

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Nuclear Weapons Free Zone | Signage | In the early 1980s, Vancouver City Council declared the city a “Nuclear Weapons Free Zone” after intense public pressure. Signs were put up at entrance points to the city, often to the amusement/surprise of visitors. Unfortunately, at some point during the lead-up to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the city stopped replacing the signs. The last one we remember seeing was on a pole on the south side of West Georgia St. between the Stanley Park causeway and Denman (image: Iwona Kellie).

Usage | “So if the signs are gone, does that mean Vancouver is still a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone?”

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  1. Nuclear Weapons don’t exist. They are just fear propaganda and faked film footage. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were firebombed just like Tokyo. The Joke is on all the busybody hysterics who “fought” to get all these signs put up in the first place.

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