Hazeldean cellphone tower proceeds despite protests

Some Hazeldean residents are accusing Edmonton’s Good Samaritan Society of breaking a promise over a cellphone tower.

“They’re not neccessarily living up to their committments as a pillar in the community or the values they profess to be guided by,” says Jeff Stuart.

Stuart lives across the street from Good Samaritan’s Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Centre at 96th Street and 71st Avenue.

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Hazeldean cellphone tower gets go-ahead despite city objections

EDMONTON – The federal government has overruled city opposition and approved construction of a controversial cellphone tower in Hazeldean.

The city notified Industry Canada last summer that a tower Rogers plans for the Gerald Zetter Care Centre, 9649 71st Ave., would be visually negative, current planning branch manager Scott Mackie says.

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Protesters concerned about proposed cellphone tower at south Edmonton church

EDMONTON – About a dozen people who protested Sunday outside a south Edmonton church said they will return every week until their concerns about a cellphone tower proposed for the property are heard.

“We’re just getting started,” said protest organizer Marcey Kliparchuk, standing outside Dayspring Presbyterian Church, 11445 40th Ave.

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Protest planned over proposed cellphone tower at south Edmonton church

EDMONTON – A Greenfield resident is organizing a protest outside a local church to outline her concerns about a proposed cellphone tower.

Marcey Kliparchuk said Wednesday she wants to meet with leaders of the Dayspring Presbyterian Church, 11445 40th Ave., in hopes of persuading them not to allow a 30-metre tower Rogers wants to build on the site.

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Growing Alberta population and wireless causing phone number crunch

Alberta is set to run out of phone numbers, again, due to a growing population and rising use of wireless and other devices.

Merely four years after the 587 area code was introduced, the Canadian Numbering Administrator (CNA) advised the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on Thursday that Alberta’s area codes are expected to e exhausted by June 2018.

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