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cell-letter-regularThere is an alternative to a cell tower in the harbour; in fact, there is a solution.
For the past few months, numerous proposals to build cell towers in Meaford's neighbourhoods have angered and upset residents. At present, a 91-foot tower is proposed for the harbour, around 40ft from where The Farmers Market is held in the Rotary Pavilion. Furthermore, the Meaford community has been made aware that 'there are more cell towers to come.'

cell-regularEditor:
On June 9th 2014, Todd White, Executive Director of Canadian Radio-communications and Notification Service (CRINS) made a presentation to the councillors in the Municipality of Meaford. In his presentation, Todd mentioned an option to the current 90 ft. cell tower proposal for Meaford's waterfront.

This option would be to place low-powered radio repeaters on street lights in Meaford's downtown. These would be channelled to connect to fibre optic cables already in place.

 

RF-fregularEditor:
Councillors in the Municipality of Meaford are working hard to understand the implications of the possible placement of a cell tower disguised as a flag pole at our beautiful harbour.

Todd White, Executive Director of Canadian Radio-communications and Notification Service (CRINS), organized and professional, shared several facts with Council at its June 9th meeting. Three stood out to me:

1) Children's skulls are thinner than those of adults and therefore they are more susceptible to radio-frequency (RF) electromagnetic energy. The safety standards were designed for the 'average' adult (170 lbs. & six feet tall).

2) Health Canada's Safety Code 6 recommended limits for safe human exposure to RF electromagnetic energy has recently been enhanced and in 20 years' time we may have a very different perspective on the dangers of microwave radiation and human health.

trillium-regularEditor:
On behalf of the Trilliums, Jacks in the Pulpit, Hepaticas, Spring Beauties and all their friends, thank you to the elusive volunteers who pull Garlic Mustard plants in Memorial Park.
Diversity is key to a healthy woodland; Garlic Mustard threatens that.
Twice as many plants have been bagged this year than last.
This plant is extraordinarily prolific and adaptable; seeds can survive in Southern Ontario for up to 30 years. One clump of plants can produce 62,000 seeds per square meter.

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