At the last Council meeting, it was noted by Councillor Bev Berger that there are currently 47 cell towers in Sooke (45 from Telus and two from Rogers). An application process was not required.
Also noted by Counc. Berger was that only towers over 15 meters in height have to go through an application process. The application process entails the company notifying and municipality and getting feedback, and then packaging and sending that feedback to Industry Canada. It’s then up to Industry Canada to approve the structure.
Wondering where the cell towers are? Somebody went looking.
The following was posted on Twitter by Dave Court, resident of Sooke.
— Dave Court (@sooketvvitter) July 15, 2017
He also posted a link to the following map, of cell towers in Sooke.
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