We know the Conservative government is on board with U.S. continental security policy but stationing American ballistic missiles on Vancouver Island?
Some residents of Nanaimo did a double take when a train laden with what looked like U.S. Air Force ICBMs cruised past their backyard one afternoon last month.
A family member shot a brief video of the incident, which was posted on YouTube.
“Yes, those are large US Ballistic Missiles headed for CFB Nanoose,” according to March 21 email and photo shot as the train passed a highway crossing, according to the National Post.
The reference was to the Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges, the once controversial military area near Nanaimo where Canadian and U.S. warships test fire torpedoes.
The missile train was also photographed going through the Vancouver area on its way to a barge for shipment to Vancouver Island.
"As you can imagine these missiles turned lots of heads on its short journey," photographer Christian Vazzaz said in his post on the train-spotting site RailPictures.net.
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The train was a gigantic prop in the latest remake of Godzilla, the evergreen monster movie that's being shot in Nanaimo.
The production utilized an abandoned rail spur in Nanaimo for a scene showing the arrival of the missiles.
The movie-buff web site YVRShoots posted photos of a set featuring American soldiers, military vehicles, a crashed helicopter and burned out cars, the Post said.
No sign of the big fire-breathing lizard himself, though.