Editor, The News:
Re: Golden Ears park needs cell signals, The News, July 9). Cellphones are one of the most important modern-day advances that improve life.
For B.C. Parks to say a phone at the gate is good enough is like saying the horses in neighbourhood properties are good enough for emergency transportation.
In India, it is reported that a campaign is active to convince the public that putting in a bathroom is more important than having a cellphone.
Many similar examples exist to show importance of cellphones.
Many hikers expect that cellphone communication to be their life lines. It is their insurance for safety.
I live in Whonnock and have poor reception because some group of fear mongers protested a tower being put up. Somehow, the fear of dangerous electronic waves is so great that I might die of cancer or else be subject to some mind control by a secret society.
Communication is a necessary service that saves lives.