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Winnipeg council to debate cell tower placement

telecom | 06/09/2017 11:54 am EDT

Winnipeg’s municipal leaders are toying with the idea of mandating the consideration of cell reception and towers for new developments in the city. On Tuesday, a city committee approved a recommendation for city council to direct Winnipeg Public Service to “create a process to include cell reception as part of planning for new developments” as part of its upcoming official community plan review and to have official direction for the “placement of cellphone towers that may have to be located near residential development” in its infill strategy. The idea stemmed from a May motion...