Originally Posted by whatnext
Well, after all Mike Harcourt did save the world from thermonuclear war by declaring Vancouver a nuke free zone.
You would be surprised how many times I was asked about those nuclear free zone signs by out of towner's. Are they still around by the way?
Found a pick and the ones I remember were in Coquitlam, Burnaby area and were not brown...they were like green white and just said "x is a nuclear free zone".
Honestly I cant believe public money was spent on this though.
Although it would have been more meaningful back then when this was a front and center global issue..in places like Czech rep school children had nuclear attack drills where they had to put on gas masks and learn what to do when the missiles started raining down...ahmm, sure hope we don't go back to those days.
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kind of politically related I guess...nice reminder for all of us of what has been so we dont repeat these mistakes again, afteral there are plenty of nukes ready to launch just sitting out there all around the world still.
edit: And now that I have thought about this some more I actually like the signs, they are a good reminder to everyone about a issue that is still very real and that none of us should forget about. You can talk all the global warming you want, but the biggest threat to all of humanity is still nuclear war. In a matter of hours we can wipe our selves off of this earth, scary thought.