Preserve & Protect


Cell Towers in our Communities Matter.

Does Salt Spring need another Rogers Tower?
The short answer is “No”. 

What You Need To Know

Under the guise of improving emergency services, Rogers wants to build a 131-foot 4G and 5G cell tower in Channel Ridge on Salt Spring Island. Rogers will be using 95% of this tower for commercial cellular. CREST will rent 5% of it for their emergency radio equipment.

Island residents are opposed to this wireless site because it will … 

What About Better Cell Service and Access to 911?

Rogers coverage maps show almost full 4G and 5G service on our island already. We can call 911 on our cell phones through any provider. 

Given our topography and that there is already a Telus tower at the site, this project will not improve mobile access to 911. 

What About CREST?

This tower will benefit Rogers. 

CREST – the Capitol Region Emergency Services Telecommunications program – is taxpayer-funded. CREST is meant to be serving us, not big telecom. Although partnering with Rogers may look like a great way for CREST to save money, the long-term health, liability and environmental costs this project will create for us don’t make economic sense.

This Tower Does not fit the Island Trust’s Mandate to Preserve & Protect

Take 5 minutes to read THIS POWER-PACKED PRESENTATION and learn why. 


  1. WRITE Copy, paste and send This Letter (to download it as a word document Click Here) – or create your own – to our local representatives by July 26, 2021.

2. WRITE  Send This Letter to MLA Adam Olsen. (When you click on the link it will be downloaded as an editable Word Document.) Click Here for a PDF.

3. WRITE  Send This Letter to MP Elizabeth May. (When you click on the link it will be downloaded as an editable Word Document.) Click Here for a PDF.

4. PRINT & SHARE  These Info Cards (Print on 8.5 x 11 page in Black and White)

5. PRINT & SHARE  This Petition (Please submit it to the Island Trust Office at 500 Lower Ganges Rd. by 4:00 pm on July 26, 2021.) Or Sign our Petition at Beachside.