Ah, wilderness. It's what Canada's national parks are all about. The moose, the bears, the mountains, the forests, the, ah, cellphone towers?
Well, yes. As you motor through the parks marvelling at Canada's natural wonders, your teenage daughter reserves the right to keep up a steady text conversation with her friends on how eye-rollingly boring this trip is. And your son, he's deep into Call of Duty right now, so forget the big-horn sheep grazing on the ridge.
Parks Canada says it's working on a proposal with Telus Mobility to improve cell coverage in mountain parks, the Calgary Herald reports. The plan calls for up to eight towers to be erected, six along Highway 93 South in Kootenay National Park, and two along the Trans-Canada Highway in Yoho National Park.
“We’d like to see coverage at those locations,” Caroline Marion, Parks Canada’s manager of townsites and realty for the Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay field unit, told the Herald. “We think it’s got potential visitor safetyRead More »from Parks Canada mulls plan to put cell phone towers inside national parks