Why can't the Town restrict telecommunication structures?
The Town of Cochrane is not the approval authority for telecommunication antenna structures. The Federal Minister of Industry is the approving authority for the development and operation of radio communication in Canada, including telecommunication antenna structures. Therefore, the Town of Cochrane cannot prevent a proponent from gaining permission from Industry Canada to install a telecommunication antenna structure even if it contravenes the Town’s Telecommunication Antenna Structure Protocols.

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1. What do you mean by “telecommunications”?
2. What is going to Council and why?
3. Why are the protocols being updated?
4. Are there different types and sizes of structures?
5. Can the public have any influence on applications?
6. What is the Town’s role/responsibility in applications?
7. What are letters of concurrence or non-concurrence?
8. Where will towers go?
9. What can the Town do to regulate locations?
10. Why can't the Town restrict telecommunication structures?
11. Are cell towers bad for our health?
12. How far should cell towers be from schools, playgrounds and homes?
13. What's the impact of cell towers on the environment?