Nanaimo Council repeals nuclear free policy

At Monday’s Nanaimo council meeting on April 4, 2016, the City introduced a list of policies that are on the chopping block.

Here are some of the policies to be repealed:

  • Nuclear Free Policy
  • Solicitor Client Privilege
  • Delegation Policy
  • Conflict of Interest Guideline
  • Construction Involving Public Lands
  • Application of Environmental Policies on Subdivision Applications
  • Development Cost Charges for New Growth
  • Development Cost Charges for Parking Areas
  • Laneways in small lot subdivisions
  • Development of large Parcels of Waterfront Land
  • Enforcement of Animal Control Bylaw
  • Healthy Cities Program
  • Sanitary Sewer Connections

The Nuclear Free zone signs were put up in 1987 at the entrances of the city, including Stewart Avenue, Chase Hill and Woodgrove Mall on the old Island Highway. The nuke free signs went missing over the years and were reinstalled last year.

The signs were installed in response to the nuclear-capable and nuclear-powered American submarines at the Whiskey Golf Military Test Range in Nanoose Bay.