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Maple Ridge resident worried about new cell tower

 45-metre structure planned for nearby farm PHIL MELNYCHUK  Jun. 4, 2019 6:00 a.m. Amabile Ranta is worried about a proposal to put 45-metre cellphone tower on a dairy farm on 128th Avenue, near her home in central Maple Ridge. Ranta lives across a field from where the tower would go, is a cancer survivor and is […]

5G Towers verses Community Fibre Optics

A presentation put together by concerned lower mainland residents was recorded at Maple Ridge City Hall.  It talks about the issues with wireless and the coming 5G.  Focus on the safe option of Fibre Optics is covered, mentioning that Community Broadband needs to be Fibre Only and avoid covering neighbourhoods with Small Cells. Various communities in […]

Controversial cell tower proposal in Coombs clears another hurdle

Committee indicates Rogers satisfactorily completed requirements MICHAEL BRIONES May. 15, 2019 2:30 p.m. A towering issue that angered some Coombs residents may soon be considered by the Regional District of Nanaimo for recommendation to the Minister of Innovation, Science, Economic Development for approval. Rogers Communications Inc. has a proposal to erect a 61-metre, self-supported telecommunications […]

Controversial cell tower proposal in Coombs clears another hurdle

Committee indicates Rogers satisfactorily completed requirements MICHAEL BRIONES May. 15, 2019 2:30 p.m. A towering issue that angered some Coombs residents may soon be considered by the Regional District of Nanaimo for recommendation to the Minister of Innovation, Science, Economic Development for approval. Rogers Communications Inc. has a proposal to erect a 61-metre, self-supported telecommunications tower […]

Anti-EMF group resists VHF tower

Islanders bring voices to Trust meeting By Elizabeth Nolan Driftwood Staff  April 25, 2019 An Example of a typical CREST VHF monopole, as seen at the View Royal Fire Hall. Legion property where a CREST communications tower is proposed to be located.   Islanders concerned with the potential health risks of electromagnetic energy are calling […]

Petition aims to derail proposed cellphone tower in Kelowna

by Global News    April 21, 2019 An online petition claims an 18-meter-high (60 ft) Rogers cell phone tower is slated to be built less than 400 meters from Ellison elementary school. Courtesy: Change.org  A proposed cellphone tower in a Kelowna neighbourhood is meeting resistance after residents discovered that its location will be less than […]

Vancouver’s Rogers Arena to test new 3D imaging, AI technology to detect hidden weapons

By Jon Azpiri  Online News Producer  Global News April 15, 2019 WATCH: High-tech screening coming to Rogers Arena Rogers Arena is set to serve as a testing ground for new technology designed to enhance security at large public venues. Georgia-based Liberty Defense Ltd. announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding with Rogers Arena to test […]

Wired To Deliver: New Site Promotes Community Fiber Not Industry-Driven 5G

2019/03/18 LINDA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Wired-to-Deliver-New-Site-Promotes-Community-Fiber-not-Industry-Driven-5G-Press-Release-by-Connected-Communities-March-18-2019.pdf Contact:   connected.communities.ca@gmail.com WIRED TO DELIVER: New Site Promotes Community Fiber not Industry-Driven 5G While last week’s launch of the federal spectrum auction gave the green light to 5G in Canada, many communities across North America are choosing to build and operate their own fiber-to-the-premises networks. An innovative new Canadian […]

Residents raise health concerns after cell tower announced in Crescent Beach

Carl Katz says he has a moderate sensitivity to electromagnetic fields AARON HINKS Mar. 5, 2019 3:10 p.m. Carl Katz demonstrates a device that can detect electromagnetic fields at Crescent Beach. (Aaron Hinks photo) When a government or developer announces plans for an infrastructure project, a point of contention for neighbours, quite often, relates to […]

Bell says it will be ready to deploy 5G in time even if Canada bans Huawei

The federal government is currently conducting two reviews, one on Huawei, the other on 5G in Canada By Shruti Shekar FEB 7, 2019  8:28 AM EDT BCE CEO George Cope says a ban of Huawei would not impact Bell’s timeline to bring 5G technology to the Canadian market. “If there was a ban or we […]

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