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September, 1955 – Telephone engineers are racing time and weather across mountainous B.C. to path test the route of the westernmost section of the world’s longest microwave section before winter sets in.
Comparable in significance to Canada’s first transcontinental railway or telephone line, the microwave chain will provide television channels and additional long distance telephone circuits over a 2800-mile route from Vancouver to Sydney, N.S.
Engineers have completed path testing between the Crow’s Nest Pass and Morrissey Ridge, near Fernie; between the Fernie site and Moyies, and between Moyie and Thompson Mountain, near Creston, and are proceeding west.
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