CHETWYND, B.C. – The district of Chetwynd could be getting a new telecommunications tower, and a digital public consultation will be held on November 9th to present the project to residents.

A public consultation is required by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada to move forward with the project.

Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier posted the announcement to his Facebook page on Thursday.

“I have heard from so many people that want more cell and internet towers and better service. Here is an opportunity to have your say,” wrote Bernier.

The proposed structure is a 38.1-metre high self-support tower with ancillary radio equipment that would be placed on private land on Browns Road in Chetwynd.

Telus will hold a digital public consultation via Webex on Tuesday, November 9th, from 7 to 8 p.m. There will be two presentations, one at 7 and one at 7:30. Following the presentations, residents can add their comments or concerns to the Telus representatives in a question period.

To be included in the Webex meeting, or for more information about the proposed tower, residents must contact Brian Gregg at his email: briangregg@sitepathconsulting.com.  The deadline to sign up for the meeting is November 8th.