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Cadomin and Wildwood to get improved cellular services


PASSPORT PHOTOS & MORE by Dana McArthur Yellowhead School Division. The be responsible for all service and cannot support this."
repairs. The company would also
Ramme responded, "In Cadomin
provincial first responders radio
Cellular coverage for Cadomin system AFRRCS, is also located on pay a monthly rental fee for each and Wildwood we have been told
Professional Digital Passport System photos and Wildwood was under discussion one of the towers. tower site, as other providers do. there isn't the market base for a cell
ready in minutes while you wait... during the October 10 meeting of There is also a internet service TELUS has offered a $78,000 provider to go in on their own.
Yellowhead County Council. provider located on one of the discount to Yellowhead County if Without partnering the chances of
Council was considering a request County towers, which has enhanced both sites are constructed together. getting cell coverage to these areas
for decision to approve a broadband service in the County. This means the total cost to the is very slim. We've were told, if
partnership between Yellowhead Administration states they have County for both towers would be there was a market in those areas
County and TELUS mobile continued to lobby and have open $829,000. The company gave they would have been there
solutions for cell service in discussions with providers to look at assurance it is ready to start already."
Cadomin and Wildwood. partnerships to again enhance construction of both of the systems Councillor Jack Williams said, "In
Yellowhead County administration coverage for residents. There is one and will have service in place in summer there are many, many
was previously tasked by Council to tower currently in the design phase, 2017. people in the Cadomin area and cell
develop a communication strategy with several other towers proposed. Councillor Anthony Giezen service is a big issue anytime I
to improve rural communications Lobby efforts have seen a commented, "We have heard from attend a function there."
throughout the County. partnership proposal forwarded to residents time and time again of the Councillor Sandra Cherniawsky
Administration began discussions Yellowhead County from TELUS to need to have adequate cell service in commented, "I want to voice my
with several internet service provide cell coverage in Cadomin the area. I think this is a good step support for this. This is something
providers and cellular providers to and area, and to enhance coverage forward." our residents want and need."
bring better coverage to the County. in the area between Wildwood and Mayor Gerald Soroka said, "I The motion to enter into a
blind view County towers came to life with the Niton. know this was one of council's partnership with TELUS and pay
In 2014 the first Yellowhead
strategic priorities when we first
the 50/50 capital split for cell
"In meeting with TELUS they
started four years ago. It's amazing
equipment for the Cadomin and
have proposed a cost sharing
design and construction of two rural
window fashions communication towers. These agreement with Yellowhead County how long it takes to make these Wildwood towers was carried. Edson Funeral Home
plans come to fruition."
that would see a 50/50 split of the
towers were installed in Wildwood
Councillor David
capital cost to install cell service in
and Obed in early 2015.
In 2016 two more rural Cadomin and enhance the service Russell opposed the BILL MITCHELL FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH
Sales Representative
2017 Ads communication towers were built in stated County CAO Jack Ramme. significant amount of Must stay on page 7
plan. "This is a
between Wildwood and Niton,"
Fulham and Cadomin. With these
money. I agree this is a
For the Wildwood cell service
towers in place the ability to
enhance safety and service for Yellowhead County's portion would target we have worked Western Star Trucks (North) Ltd. As per Sue
County residents began to move be $461,000 in a 50/50 cost share toward, but I do not 15205 - 112 Avenue
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Currently, on all towers is the Cadomin installation would cost the partner with private bmitchell@wsnorth.com On right hand side
industry on this level.
County $446,000 in the same 50/50
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