Monday, August 30, 2010

Canadian Coast Guard Constructing Tower on Nain Hill

Nain residents may have noticed construction taking place on the top of Nain hill.

The Canadian Coast Guard is having a tower constructed to improve radio coverage in the area.

Dan Pike is the Superintendant of Maritime and Civil Infrastructure with the Canadian Coast Guard.

He says the coast guard has been using space on a tower owned by Aliant for radio transmission.

The new tower will allow for the Coast Guard to offer the best possible coverage for its radio transmission.

Currently, there is poor reception in some of the areas around Nain.

The increased coverage will assist the coast guard in its mandate to ensure the safety of life at sea, the protection of the environment and ensuring the safe passage of vessels.

Pike says a trailer will be constructed alongside the tower for their use.

The project is valued at around $1.5 million.

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