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Denied by the city, students choosing to install rainbow crosswalk at Merritt Secondary School.
MSS teacher Kati Spencer says the City of Merritt's decision to reject a proposed rainbow crosswalk on Coldwater Ave last week was disappointing for students.
However, it has also lead to a wide range of support within the community, as many have hung 'pride' flags in windows, and even offered other locations to paint rainbows.
"It made all the support visible. All the people that don't advocate on a daily basis, but aren't homophobic or anti-inclusion have been coming out and being supportive. As a newcomer to Merritt, holy cow, has it made me ever love this town."
Spencer says the MSS Pride Club and Aboriginal Youth Voice group has decided to install a rainbow crosswalk on school property, and is also considering another rainbow themed project at the parking lot offered up by two lawyers from Vancouver, at the corner of Coutlee Ave and Garcia St.
The projects will be discussed further at next week's School District 58 regular meeting.
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