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Cell Towers/Antennas


CELL TOWERS: INTRODUCTION to TOPIC (Schools Children and Families)

Masts, Towers, Transmitters, Antennas



Nov 23
2014

45 slides for presentation to community organizations, businesses, councils, and citizens. 

". . . Best Siting Practises to Provide a Safe Environment for All


Designate the CSRD as a Sensitive Community Area in its entirety, including Crown Lands, and apply a set of rules for all proponents to follow which requires democratically organized public meeting consultations and limitation of power density exposure for all antennae proposals and installations, regardless of height or size, including but not limited to stealth application, any and all modifications, free standing, building mounted, utility pole mounted, range extenders, collector units and micro and mini cells.

Require notification by regular mail letters, mail drop notices, posted notices, newspaper notices for all of the above within 500 meter radius regardless of height or industry. Crown Land applications to be posted in local newspapers and posted notices in the general area. Automatic notification of all new antennae to local special interest groups.

Federal change Feb 2014 allows for public consultation regardless of height, including cell antennae under 15 meters.

Endorse a Prudent Avoidance Policy for Cell Tower and Antennae Siting

Maintain a distance of 500 meters from living and working areas for new cell towers and antennae. mmmmmIdentify and exclude areas and structures which house or host the most at risk in community, being children, pregnant mothers, elderly and immune compromised:

1. Childcare facilities, schools and colleges
2. Hospitals
3. Recreation Centres
4. Elderly care homes
5. Recreational parks and playcentres




Nov 23
2014

Columbia Shuswap Regional District asked to set up cell policy

Una St. Clair addresses the Columbia Shuswap Regional District regarding the dangers of electromagnetic exposure

" . . . This is very telling and very frightening, I think this should concern all of us. And here's the meat of the issue - some insurance companies have studied the matter and have refused to cover anyone in the telecom industry because the liability issue is expected to be higher than tobacco and asbestos."

"St. Clair suggested directors designate the entire regional district a sensitive area and, among other requests, asked for CSRD to request removal and re-positioning of cell towers which have been sited within 500 metres of area where people, live, work and go to school."

POWERPOINT - Communication Antennae Policy to Respect Values for Community Sensitive Siting Protocols 




Aug 13
2014

Stop Those Infernal Towers: A Newsletter

50,000-watt AM radio transmitter proposed for the Tsawwassen Peninsula

Steve Wolff is heading up a fight re. a cell tower on the border between Pt. Roberts, Washington and Delta, B.C. They have two lawyers working on this and there will be a hearing in October, 2014.




Jul 26
2014

FCC's Exposure Standards: "Out of Date and Inapplicable"

US Department of Interior Attacks FCC's Exposure Standards - Take Back Your Power

"Birds have "nest and site abandonment, plumage deterioration, locomotion problems, reduced survivorship, and death"

Includes VIDEO


"The Director of the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance of the United States Department of the Interior sent a letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the Department of Commerce that addresses the Interior Department's concern that cell tower radiation has had negative impacts on the health of migratory birds and other wildlife.

"The Interior Department accused the Federal government of employing outdated radiation standards set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a Federal agency with no expertise in health. The standards are no longer applicable because they control only for overheating and do not protect organisms from the adverse effects of exposure to the low-intensity radiation produced by cell phones and cell towers: . . .




Jul 20
2014

Cell Phone/Tower Radiation Hazards and Solutions

NEWSLETTER April - June, 2014 - Professor Girish Kumar, Electrical Engineering Dep't IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India

Mobile Phones and Public Health - Myths and Reality

  • Ionizing vs Non-Ionizing Radiation- DNA Damage and Cancer
  • Cell Phone/Tower Radiation Effect on Infertility 
  • Cell Phone Radiation Effect on Hearing Loss 
  • Cell Phone/Tower Radiation Effect on eyes (Vision Problems)  
  • Global Studies 
  • Various Health Problems and More




Apr 12
2014

Nova Scotia couple suing Bell Aliant re cell tower damage

Edna & Marshall Pettipas would appreciate your help - She is fighting for us all

" . . . Edna's success could have important favourable repercussions in the public interest. It is an opportunity that should be grasped. The other side with their incomparable financial resources is likely to bring witnesses, from medical and physics perspectives, who will try to negate that harm and loss could befall Edna due to cell tower radiation. To meet this challenge, more witnesses are needed for Edna's side, in the public interest. 

"Edna's lawyer has shown bravery in taking the case on contingency, i.e. he does not get paid unless he wins. That means, however, that fundraising is necessary to enable bringing international experts to testify at the trial. These witnesses' names need to be submitted to the court in a few months time, well in advance of the trial. So there is pressure to meet a deadline.

"This is an appeal for donations to enable such witnesses to attend. All donations will be used strictly towards bringing witnesses for Edna's case. Please donate now directly to Edna's Legal Fund

BACKGROUND DECEMBER 2011




Mar 27
2014




Gonzales Community School kids, their parents, educators and neighbors picket against AT&T's planned to put a cell tower at the Burger King adjacent to their school, in Santa Fe, NM. The Santa Fe Public School's Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution opposing AT&T's plan to put the tower in such close proximity to the elementary/middle school.

NB
The first time this AT&T tower was "interrupted", all the store owners signed their objections to send to the owner of the small mall. He was obstinate until the major lessor there, La Montanita Co-op, stated they would leave.

Then, AT&T went after a small plot of land right next to a gas station and the Gonzales Community School, only half a block away from the first site, which threatened the school even more. It threatened the whole community.

After their demonstration was blocked by the media, including Channel 7 which actually videotaped interviews that never were released, AT&T has not re-applied. It turned out that they were trying to get by on their original application, but had changed from proposing a 64 foot tower to a 100 foot tower.

The parents also put together a thick book of objections, which was well-prepared.  Ultimately, this was a parent driven resistance.




Feb 11
2014

Canada lagging behind China and Russia

Safety Code 6 needs to be updated now



Feb 6
2014

Ottawa closes cellphone tower loophole - 2 VIDEOS Global News

Video: The federal government has announced new rules governing the construction of cellphone towers. But as Vassy Kapelos reports, there are concerns the rules don't go far enough.

OTTAWA - The federal government is trying to mitigate an irritant for some municipalities and resident groups by expanding the rules governing construction of new cellphone towers.

"New rules will mean that citizens will be better informed and better able to engage in the decision-making about where new antennas are going to be constructed in their communities," Industry Minister James Moore told a news conference. . . .  READ ON

ALSO: Speech Transcript Speaking Points




Feb 5
2014

"Today, the Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST) applaud federal Industry Minister, the Honourable James Moore, for his assertive action that limits cellular companies' ability to build communications towers in communities unchecked and now requires more open consultation and engagement with citizens before new cellular towers under 15m can be built. The announcement means that this outdated legislative loophole will be closed. The regulated exemption of communications towers under 15m arose during World War ll as a means of allowing ham radio operators to assist in war efforts. This loophole has allowed particularly egregious commercial sitings of towers, including in residential back yards and other sites close to occupied residences and buildings, as well as in sensitive areas that are designed to be prohibited under municipal land use policies.

"Minister Moore is to be credited for taking a huge step towards greater awareness and understanding of the potential health risks that come from more wireless radiation in our communities," said Frank Clegg, chief executive officer, C4ST,

"With today's announcement; we know that developments that include wireless radiation will require greater transparency and accountability to Canadians. I am encouraged that our federal government understands that health impacts resulting from wireless radiation should be treated seriously. I look forward to working together with Minister Ambrose to further improve wireless radiation safety standards through Health Canada's Safety Code 6."

"C4ST have long urged lawmakers to consider potential human health impacts of wireless radiation, advocating for increased transparency, education and awareness. C4ST welcomes today's news, believing it is a critical step in the right direction."




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