Tag Archives: Cortes Director

SRD Report: New details on the TELUS tower(s)

Regional Director Noba Anderson unveiled some new information about TELUS’s proposed Cortes Island cell phone tower(s), in a report she gave the SRD Board on Wednesday March 16th, 2022. 

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SRD motion to remove ‘unceded’ from First Nations territorial acknowledgements defeated

(Part 3 of 5 from the Feb 9 SRD Board Meeting)

A Strathcona Regional District motion to remove the term ‘unceded’ from acknowledgements of First Nations territory was defeated, in a 8 to 6 vote, at the Wednesday, Feb 9 Board meeting.

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Connectivity gap closing for B.C.’s isolated coastal communities

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

It’s a landmark moment for an ambitious project to bring rapid internet to a swath of remote communities along the B.C. coast.  

The first 50 kilometres of subsea fibre-optic cable was recently laid at the northern reach of the $45.4-million Connected Coast project that will hook up 139 rural remote communities, including 48 Indigenous communities, to high-speed internet. 

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Community voices on proposed TELUS tower: Call for an open dialogue

CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

This is Part 2 of a two-part series of interviews with members of the Cortes Island community. Listen to Part 1 here.

A growing number of Cortes Island residents are pushing for a more involved community consultation regarding the latest TELUS cellular tower proposal on Tla’amin Nation land.

The 63.1-meter tower is currently a stand-alone proposal with a deadline of Jan. 31 for public feedback.

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To TELUS, C/O Brian Gregg, Site Path Consulting Ltd

A public letter from Mike Brown of Whaletown regarding the November 22, 2021 TELUS proposal for a Radio Communications Tower on Tla’amin Nation land on Cortes Island.

In summer 2021, your failed proposals for two TELUS towers at other locations on Cortes Island drew 60 letters of response to  Regional Director Noba Anderson, who made this posting on the online Cortes Tideline on July 6, 2021

“Reviewing all the 60 some letters written in the last many weeks, I have found only one that is in favour of cell towers at this time. All others want a better community consultation process and many want nothing to do with cell towers here at all. 

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