At their March 26th Council Meeting Dysart passed a motion approving the lease of the land required for Bell Mobility’s proposed cell pole near the intersection of Watt’s Road and Little Kennisis Lake Road. The material reviewed by Council, including a summary of the public consultation process conducted by Bell, can be seen P-12 Proposed Telecommunication Tower – Bell
The authority responsible for final approval of Bell’s application is Industry Canada. The new cell pole is projected to significantly improve coverage in some areas around the lake but will not be able to eliminate all dead spots. Bell Mobility plans to install the new wooden pole structure this summer. When construction plans are finalized we will post an update including the expected timing for commissioning the new facility.