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No Ring Tone Zone

346948814_8dbda5876e_m This is a great part of the world here in the Kootenay’s. A lot of people with different ideas, but some great communities and community action.

A small community to the north of us, up in the Slocan Valley have decided to keep their area cell phone free…  

People in the Slocan Valley are trying to stop Telus from bringing cellphone service to their neck of the woods so they can market the area as a ring-tone-free zone.

‘We see this as being a tremendous competitive advantage.’?Bill Roberts of the Slocan Valley Economic Development Commission

Telus has said it will decide whether to install technology, which would allow for cellphone service in the area, later this month.

B.C. Interior community goes for ring-tone-free zone

Will they win? There’s a lot of support for the installation of cell phone coverage, probably a lot of that is from holiday home owners who want to ditch the extra landline.

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What are your thoughts?

Should cell phone coverage be everywhere, in all communities?

Is it now a basic requirement for society?

Are these guys out to lunch?

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.