Nova Scotia peace activist Betty Peterson dead at 100

By Richard Woodbury, CBC News Posted: Feb 27, 2018 3:58 PM AT

"'Being the empathetic person that she was, she just couldn't be stopped ... [from] wanting to help'

A beloved Nova Scotia peace activist whose passion for causes included Indigenous rights, feminism and the environment has died at the age of 100.

Betty Peterson was born in Reading, Pa., but moved to Cape Breton with her late husband, Gunnar Peterson, in 1975 over frustrations with the political climate in the U.S., including the Vietnam War.

Peterson later moved to Halifax and participated in protests in Nova Scotia and elsewhere.

In 1987, Peterson went to Labrador to protest some NATO low-level flight trials that were disturbing the way of life of the Innu."
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