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LETTER: Massive 5G towers in St. Albert cause for concern

"Why were we not informed about this huge rollout of a new, potentially harmful, technology in our city?"

Last April I wrote a letter to the Gazette asking if the city was going to roll out 5G (fifth generation) technology, and why St. Albertans were not a part of this decision. I initially phoned a St. Albert city councillor, who did not know, and suggested this was likely a "conspiracy theory."

He advised that I call the federal government for answers. I did call them, and was punted around to three different departments when I finally did receive a response from a federal government employee in Edmonton. This man stated he was not able to give me a definite answer, but according to his search he did not find any evidence of the rolling out of 5G in Edmonton, and certainly not in St. Albert.  

Fast forward one year later and there is no denying it now. Massive 5G towers have popped up all over St. Albert.  I have counted close to 15 towers along St. Albert trail alone. This is concerning to me and should, at the very least, prompt St. Albertans to ask questions. We need concrete answers and facts.  

Now that this technology has been deployed, the official narrative is that it's entirely safe and anyone who questions it is suspected of spreading misinformation and conspiracies.


My questions are the following:  Why were we not informed about this huge rollout of a new, potentially harmful, technology in our city? Why was this labeled as false information only one year ago? If the claim is indeed that there is nothing to worry about, and that 5G is perfectly safe with no harmful effects on physical and mental health (short- and long-term), then please provide us with evidence and research that supports this claim.  

There should be nothing to hide, and people deserve to know the truth.   

I am signing off with a quote from Booker T. Washington: "A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good just because it's accepted by a majority."

Kelly Kerr, St. Albert

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