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Antenna Siting Protocol

On March 9, S.E.N.S. sent an email to Vernon City Council and to local media, advising them that they have a chance to be proactive in placing restrictions on wireless telecommunications antenna locations.

We have recently provided you with a presentation and information supporting our request to halt any deployment of 5G until proven safe.
 
Subsequent to council’s decision to rely on Health Canada’s Safety Code 6, I have also provided Vernon’s Economic Development Planner, Mr. Nuriel, with further information and questions that to this date, remain unanswered. 
 
Our question asking if Vernon considered Fiber instead of 5G since it is always faster, greener and safer than wireless networks, should have included this link since it not only explains why fiber is superior but also shows that funding for community-owned fibre networks is available in BC.
 
I have also now become aware that while Vernon and other Cities depend on Health Canada’s analysis and abdicate to it rather than perform their own analysis, Safety Code 6 is only a guideline and not a mandatory standard and that cities and regions can indeed create Antenna Siting Protocols that includes the Right to Refuse.
 
I have attached below two documents: one is a Template showing how Canadian cities, towns and Villages can create Antenna Siting Protocols or update their existing one, and the second gives tips for creating a proactive Antenna Siting Protocol.
 
If a proposed microcell installation does not comply with a local government’s requirements, as laid out in its Antenna Siting Protocol, a municipality may issue a letter of non-concurrence to ISED, refusing the antenna. 
 
Respectfully submitted and to be recorded in the City’s file on 5G, along with previous letters and presentation, for future references.
 
Huguette Allen
SENS
 
 

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