submitted by Blanche Tanner and members of the Relocation Group
Telus has announced a plan to put a cell tower right in the middle of Riondel. There is a committed, passionate group of residents that have been busy informing the various levels of government, Tech resources and Telus.
This is a very hot topic right now, and all residents of the East Shore need to be aware of it, because Riondel is only one of many towers that could potentially dot the whole East Shore. Even though the site is being developed in Riondel as we speak, cell towers and the dangers of EMF radiation should be everyone’s concern.
The group has planned a event to protest the installation. Details follow:
From the Facebook Group (Riondel Cell Tower Urgent Relocation Group): TELUS intends to put up a 100 ft cell tower beside Bob’s Bar and Grill in Riondel THIS MONTH! We have serious health concerns from continuous close electromagnetic radiation nearby for all the people in their homes and businesses, as well as loss of property value in Riondel. We are asking TELUS to relocate the tower out of the village.
You are invited to please join us on FRIDAY MAY 15th at 12:30 PM to protest, next door to Bobs Bar and Grill, at the TELUS property in Riondel. Please bring a sign if you can! Some suggested words could be: RELOCATE TELUS TOWER NOW, STOP DANGEROUS TOWER LOCATION, NO TOWER INSIDE TOWN! Any variety of words is welcomed, but in large enough letters that they will be easily seen from a distance.
You don’t have to be from Riondel to show solidarity with displaying concern for continuous close electromagnetic radiation on nearby people in their homes and businesses. The more people that turn up the better, and we will spread out. We are inviting the MEDIA to attend! We will practice social distancing. Please bring your mask.