Nanaimo politicians have kiboshed a massive slip-and-slide event in the wake of water concerns.
Nanaimo was supposed to be ground zero for Slide the City’s inaugural tour north of the border this August, until city council pulled support for the company’s event application, Monday.
While city councillors liked the idea of the 300-metre slip-and-slide, there were also concerns about water and allowing the event to continue if watering restrictions increased.
Ten to 80,000 gallons of water would gush down the slide, depending on the type of system it used. Conditions were considered for the event, including canceling it if water restrictions rose, but the motion was defeated 5-4 and council voted not to approve the event application.