Public Notification Notice

Public notification of proposed telecommunication structure

Proposal: NSA314 – Dean, one-hundred-ten metre (110.0m) Guyed tower
PID 00565226
Tepgroup.net/NSA314

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 Wednesday, July 6,
2022, at Upper Musquodoboit Community Hall (8344 Hwy 224, Upper Musquodoboit) to allow the
public an opportunity for comments and questions regarding Eastlink’s proposal.

Eastlink is proposing a one-hundred-ten metre (110m) guyed telecommunications tower to be located
on an approximately two-hundred-forty-two by two-hundred-twenty-six by three-hundred-twenty-one
metre (242m x 226m x 321m) portion of PID 00565226, off Lemmon Hill Road, Dean. Approximate tower
coordinates: 45 11 42.8N 62 52 28.6W. This structure will provide cellular service to the residences,
businesses, and emergency services of the surrounding communities. The area is currently underserved,
and this infrastructure will provide service to residents of Dean and the surrounding area.

Location details:
The tower is to be located on an approximately two-hundred-forty-two by two-hundred-twenty-six by
three-hundred-twenty-one metre (242m x 226m x 321m) portion of PID 00565226 located on Lemmon
Hill Road. The proposed tower is to be located approximately five-hundred-twenty-five (525m) back
from Lemmon Hill Road, with approximate coordinates: 45 11 42.8N 62 52 28.6W.

Tower details:
The proposed structure is a one-hundred-ten metre (110.0m) guyed tower. The tower will be lit but 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 six (6) 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.

Colocation:
The existing tower site located approximately three kilometers (3km) located at coordinates 45 12
14.6N 62 50 23.1W. Due to signal degradation and terrain, the tower was ruled out as a potential
solution, therefore Eastlink requires a new one-hundred-ten metre (110.0m) guyed tower in this
location to fulfill their coverage objectives.

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
acknowledgement 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, evaluations have been received and the tower will be lit in accordance with Transport Canada guidelines.

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.

Jurisdiction:
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 (www.ic.gc.ca/antenna)

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. (https://
www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf08777.html)

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: (https://www.halifax.ca/
business/planning-development/telecommunications)

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 July 20th, 2022

Eastlink representative/Primary contact
Logan McDaid
Senior Telecommunications Planner, TEP Canada
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 500B, B3S 1A2
Halifax NS
Lmcdaid@tepgroup.net
902-410-5943

 

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
E: ic.spectrumnsd-spectredne.ic@canada.ca