Other Questions You Can Ask

• Is this tower project the result of requests from citizens in our neighbouring area?

• What need(s) does this project meet?

• Are there any studies showing the need for this project?

• What purpose will it serve?

• Why not use and/or improve the existing towers on Mount Gauvin and Owls Head?

• What type of tower is it?

• What is the footprint?

• Will there be guywires? How many cables will be needed?

• How many lights will the tower have? Will they be lit all the time?

• Can equipment be installed to activate the lights only when necessary?

• Will the equipment produce noise? What intensity? How often?

• How tall will the tower be?

• At what distance from houses will it be located?

• How many antennas will it have?

• What are these antennas for?

• What will be the strength and frequency of transmission?

• How far will the radiation carry?

• Do the towers communicate among themselves? How?

• We already have cellphone reception and high-speed internet, why is this tower being added?

• Will we have to change the equipment we use to use the assignments of these antennas?

• Have you considered the risks for human, animal and plant health?

• Have you considered damages to the landscape? If yes, what means have you adopted to mitigate them?

• Have you learned about the standards proposed by our regional landscape visualisation and characterization organizations such as Paysages estriens?

• Have you considered the impact on tourism in our region?

• Are there alternatives to microwave technology, such as cable, fibre optics, satellites?

• Why not use these alternatives?

• I have noticed that there are opposition movements to telecommunications towers in all the municipalities of my area and even elsewhere in Canada. How do you respond to the concerns of these citizens?

• Does your project meet municipal regulations?