Cell tower on hold

Public consultations will have to be conducted before a Canadian communications giant gets the green light to erect a 60-metre cellphone tower on a local forestry road, ruled Port Hardy council.

Public consultations will have to be conducted before a Canadian communications giant gets the green light to erect a 60-metre cellphone tower on a local forestry road, ruled Port Hardy council.

Rogers Communications Inc. approached council June 14 to build the nearly 200-foot cell tower on Duval Forest Road.

Council told Rogers it would have to conduct a public open house and notify property owners within a roughly 200-metre radius of the intent to build the tower.

Rogers said its wants to build the tower to improve service to the North Island.