LETTERS: Perhaps the NIMBYs will relent

Re: Council backs Otter Point Road cell tower (News, Sept. 20)

We would like to express our thanks to Sooke Mayor Maja Tait and Freedom Mobile for the longtime-coming talks and action on getting further cellphone coverage for our area.

We are in Port Renfrew and many folks here have been hoping for years to have service out here. We have many power outages during bad weather and without a generator there goes your phone service as well as your power.

We know the firehall and ambulance service have satellite phones for emergencies but what about all the rest of the residents and all the tourists we get in the good weather months? We have to drive for an hour each way before we get cell service.

Keep the pressure on and hopefully all the people who say “not in my back yard” will relent and let this happen soon.

Pete and Pat McGregor

Port Renfrew

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