January 27, 2015 07:37 PM.
The radio towers proposed for Point Roberts will serve a Punjabi-speaking Lower Mainland audience, not residents of the American peninsula.
They got the decision they were hoping for from Whatcom County council, but the fight may not be over just yet.
At a packed council meeting at the county courthouse in Washington State on Tuesday evening, the council announced that it was upholding a decision by the county hearing examiner to reject an application to build several radio transmission towers in Point Roberts, near the Tsawwassen border.
It was another sweet victory for Point Roberts and Tsawwassen residents, who attended Tuesday’s meeting, as they had been fighting hard on several fronts to stop the contentious plan.
“Another huge sigh of relief and evidence that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can indeed change the world. Whatcom County council rewarded the coalition’s hard work and persistence ensuring justice prevails,” said Nancy Beaton with the Cross Border Coalition to Stop the Towers.
Noting the coalition deserves enormous praise for its fine and cooperative work, Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington, who was on hand at the meeting, said “there was a wonderful gasp of relief” but no clapping out of respect for the proceeding.
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