Telus Mobility began construction on a cell tower near the Portage facility approximately six kilometres west of Keremeos about a month ago.
Foundations for the antenna have been poured and several work crews began erecting the tower on September 30. It is expected that the tower will take a couple of weeks to build. The 131 foot tower should be in operation in three to four weeks. A tower near Hedley is expected to be built next.