I wish to thank the school district trustees for writing a letter voicing opposition to a proposed Telus cell tower near Oceanside Elementary School.
Using the ‘precautionary measure’ that draws on growing research into the accumulative effects of frequency emission, and the apparent new legislations in France regarding these towers and the public’s health concerns.
Public opposition is obvious and if Telus really feels a need to have this unwanted tower, why not link with the Qualicum Beach existing tower over the new fire hall or better yet, build it out there along the transmission power-line corridor behind Pheasant Glen Golf courses? Or something creative, like windmill technology, place it offshore just south of French Creek Harbour (or would that be an obvious eyesore?).
So, thanks again trustees, and I would add to this measure a school district review of the Wi-fi policy within the schools and have those shutdown unless needed for specific course instruction sessions, and to further promote the health of visitors and students and parents, start implementing a robust anti-idling policy/diesel ban within the school property and ask the municipality and district regional directors to create anti-idling bylaws near the perimeters of all schools, to ensure a healthy clean air initiative. If one notices, two or three trucks are now relegated this year to idling in the a.m. their rigs beside the OES fields, and other schools have had their no-idling signs removed late 2014. Why?