Heritage is that which is inherited from past generations, maintained in the present, and bestowed to future generations.
Until recently, this Association has been focusing mainly on the built heritage and the history of East Bolton, Québec. However, the land that all of this took place on was here first and shaped everything to come.
And now our natural heritage is being threatened.
Bell Mobility wants to erect a 295 foot tower on one of our pristine mountains and a second one in Bolton Pass near the ecological reserve, La mine-aux-Pipistrelles, devoted to bats designated threatened or vulnerable.
These will destroy the landscape, not to mention the serious dangers to our health, the loss of property values, the destruction of the night sky. Also, it is proven that such towers are dangerous to wildlife, killing birds, bats, butterflies and bees.
The Association therefore decided to create a Committee to protect and preserve this natural heritage.
Natural heritage refers to the sum total of the elements of biodiversity, including flora and fauna and ecosystem types, together with associated geological structures and formations.
Our first job is to fight the cell phone towers. It will not be easy but if we mobilize ourselves, we can succeed. All across Canada small communities are fighting.
It is no longer about cell phone access, it is about increased bandwidth for the internet. According to the latest issue of Forbes Magazine, 50% of internet usage in North America is caused by You-Tube and NetFlix.
Do we really want to destroy this amazing natural heritage and its wildlife to watch videos?