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60-metre cell tower for Whonnock a surprise

Editor, The News:

I’m still in shock after one of our neighbours received a letter in the mail advising that Telus has applied to build a 60-metre tall cell phone tower in rural Whonnock, on private property.

I feel it is very important to inform other members of the Whonnock community that this is happening as few seem to be aware.

Along with many others who are just finding out about this proposal, I am concerned about the health, environmental and financial implications this proposed tower will have on us.

The road to this proposed site will have to go through wetlands and or near a creek, and many trees will have to be removed.

There are many health concerns, too numerous to mention here, along with the fact that owning a home near a tower is not very desirable.

Please, if you live in Whonnock, take notice that this is happening in your community.  Get informed, ask questions, go visit municipal  hall and do what you need to, but do it fast as we have been given 30 days (April 29).

Some people who live in the area are currently in the information gathering process and would be happy to hear from those with ideas and also share our ideas with other concerned residents.

Most of us are dependant on cell phones today and we, therefore, understand that towers or newer types of technology are needed.

Where they go and the process of finding the most appropriate locations needs to be reviewed.

Please contact other concerned residents and stay up to date on new information by contacting Whonnock Acts on Facebook.

P. Shaw

Maple Ridge

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