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TELUS started construction on Cortes Island

TELUS started construction Monday, May 29, exactly two weeks after they notified Cortes Currents that Tla’amin First Nation had given them the go ahead to build a cell tower on their land.

It has been two and half years since the communication giant informed the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) that they planned to construct three cell towers on Cortes Island and two more on Quadra. 

The SRD refused to give their approval unless TELUS held public meetings. So TELUS approached First Nations, who are not under SRD authority. They built a cell tower on We Wai Kai land in Drew Harbour, Quadra Island, in February 2022. TELUS also approached the Tla’amin First Nation, about building on the parcel of land they own in Mansons Landing. 

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TELUS given Go-Ahead to erect a Cell Phone Tower on Cortes Island

TELUS has been given the go-ahead to build a cell phone tower in Mansons Landing. 

Lena Chen, a media spokesperson with TELUS, emailed Cortes Currents, “TELUS is pleased to announce it has gained approval to construct a new tower on Tla’amin Nation treaty lands that will dramatically improve wireless service on Cortes Island. Once completed, this new site will provide residents and visitors of the Mansons Landing area and surrounding waterways with reliable cell service, enhanced safety and access to emergency services throughout the area.” 

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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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Folk U Radio returns with a Telus Tower update @89.5 Friday

What is happening with the proposed Telus Towers on Cortes Island? What’s proposed? What input will islanders have? What exactly is the technology proposed? Will another tower in Manson’s fix our island cell problems? What is 5G and how is this different than City West’s fibre-optic proposal?

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