Public Notification Notice

February 17, 2023

Public notification of proposed telecommunication structure extension
Proposal: NSA076 – Hemlock Square, existing tower extension
PID 41311143

Please note you are receiving this correspondence because you own property within a prescribed
notification distance of a proposed telecommunication structure.

Public Information Session
Eastlink will be hosting a public house information session from 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesday, March 14
2023, at École Secondaire du Sommet, 500 Larry Uteck Boulevard to allow the public an opportunity
for comments and questions regarding Eastlink’s proposal.

Location details:
TEP Engineering Canada (on behalf of Eastlink) is proposing the extension of an existing eleven-point-
nine metre (11.9m) telecommunication structure to a new height of sixteen-point-two-metres
(16.2m). The existing tower is located on a six metre by six metre (6m x 6m) portion of PID41311143,
located adjacent 55 Peakview Way, Bedford with approximate tower coordinates: 44 41 49.74N 63 41
11.34W. The structure is approximately one-hundred-sixty-five metres (165m) back from Peakview
Way. This structure will provide increased Eastlink cellular services to the residences and businesses of
the surrounding communities. All tower sites and antenna systems are exclusively regulated and
approved by Federal Government.

Tower details:
The proposed structure is a sixteen-point-two metre (16.2m) monopole tower. The tower will not be lit
and will not emit any noise under normal operation. During power outages, temporary generators may
be operated on site to maintain emergency service. The tower will be built with three (3) antennas
located near the top of the structure. Due to tower sharing requirements and future expansion needs it
is possible that this tower will have additional infrastructure installed on it in the future.

There Is an existing Rogers telecommunications tower approximately 750m NW of the proposal at
approximate coordinates: 44 41 56.9N 63 41 44.3W. This structure has existing Eastlink antenna
installed on it, due to the available height and signal degradation due to path loss and terrain this
structure can not be used as a solution for this project.

Transport Canada and Nav Canada:
Transport Canada and Nav Canada are responsible for aeronautical obstruction approvals for structures
such as telecommunication towers. All tower owners are required to apply for and receive
acknowledgment from both parties that any proposal does not interfere with nearby aircraft
operations and/or if the structure requires obstruction marking or lighting. In this case, Transport
Canada evaluations have been received and the tower will not be lit or marked.

Impact Assessment Act:
Eastlink attests that the radio antenna system described in this notification package is excluded from
environmental assessment under the Impact Assessment Act.

Engineering Principles:
Eastlink attests that the radio antenna system described in this notification package will be constructed
in compliance with the National Building Code of Canada and comply with good engineering practices
including structural adequacy.

Health Canada:
Eastlink attests that the radio installation described in this notification package will be installed and
operated on an ongoing basis to comply with Health Canada’s Safety Code 6, as may be amended from
time to time, for the protection of the general public including any combined effects of nearby
installations within the local radio environment.

Antenna Systems are exclusively regulated by Federal legislation under the Radiocommunication Act
and administered by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. Therefore, Provincial
legislation such as the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter, including zoning by-laws, do not apply to
these facilities. It is important to understand that Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Canada, while requiring applicants to follow the Municipality’s Siting of a Telecommunication Antenna
System Administrative Order, makes the final decision on whether or not an antenna system can be
constructed. The Municipality is provided the opportunity to influence the location and design of
proposed antenna systems by commenting to Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Canada, but does not have the authority to approve or refuse the construction of an antenna system.

For further information pertaining to antenna systems, please refer to Innovation, Science, and Economic
Development Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website (

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is responsible for all radiocommunication
undertakings within Canada. As part of their consultation process, tower proponents are required to
follow local Land Use Authority tower siting guidelines if such guidelines have been adopted. If no such
guidelines or policies have been adopted, then the proponent is required to follow the ISED Default
Notification guidelines as outlined in CPC-2-0-03 — Radiocommunication and Broadcasting Antenna
Systems. (

In this case, HRM has a predetermined process for tower siting and consultation. This letter is being
provided as per those guidelines, Administrative Order 2015-005-GOV – Siting of a Telecommunication
Antenna. Copies of the administrative order and further information regarding HRM’s telecommunications
tower siting policy can be found on the municipality’s planning website: (

As a part of the public consultation process, a comment period is provided. We welcome feedback through
email, standard mail and by phone.
Please forward any comments or concerns to the contacts listed below by March 28, 2023.

Eastlink representative/Primary contact
Logan McDaid
Senior Planning and Permitting Specialist, TEP Engineering Canada
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 500B, B3S 1A2
Halifax NS

Innovation, Science and Economic
Development Canada
ISED Regional Office (by appointment only)
50 Brown Avenue
Dartmouth NS B3B 1X8
T: 1-855-465-6307
F: 902-426-1000

For further information pertaining to antenna systems, please refer to Innovation, Science, and
Economic Development Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website

All telecommunication installations in Canada are required to meet the safety requirements outlined
in Health Canadas Safety Code 6 Guidelines for Radiofrequency Exposure. More information can be
found at the link below: