For the past year there has been much discussion in West Hillhurst regarding a cell phone tower proposed by Telus. Many community residents are opposed to having a cell phone tower on the West Hillhurst Community Association property, on the Kensington Legion site, or in close proximity to residential dwellings.
On May 15th, Alderman Farrell sent a letter to City Administration recommending that if Telus submits an application for a cell phone tower on the Kensington Legion site, they issue a letter of non-concurrence. This letter was written so that the views of the ward alderman and the community are expressly known. City Administration requested that Telus provide them with alternate locations for their proposed cell phone tower, but no new locations have been presented. At this time, Telus has NOT submitted an application to The City of Calgary for a cell phone tower on the Kensington Legion site.
The Kensington Legion plans to redevelop their site, and will be consulting with nearby residents and the community association in the near future. It is unlikely that the future plans for the Legion will include a cell phone tower.
Ultimately, Industry Canada decides which cell phone towers are approved and built. If you would like more information on the process that must be undertaken in order to install a cell phone tower please watch this video created by The City.
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