2018-02-12 Elizabeth May warns of huge financial consequences if Site C continues after China buys Aecon

[AARP – Aecon – BC Hydro – BCUC – Brian Wheeler, Consumers Energy – CCCC China Communications Construction Co Ltd. – David Waterhouse Letter to Andrew Weaver, John Horgan, Media, Ministers & MLAs re Site C – DTE – Elaine GaryElizabeth May – FDA – FIPA – Food – Gary Glenn – Higher Bills Complaints – Itron – Jeremy IafrateJohn HorganJustin Trudeau – Michigan Public Service Commission – Microwave Radiation Ovens  – NAFTA – Opt-out Fees – Samsung – Smart Meter Calibrations – TOU | BC – Digby Neck, Nova Scotia – China – Sanford, Michigan, USA] & (video)

1)    Elizabeth May warns of another reason Site C should be stopped.

 

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Elizabeth May Explains How Sale of a Construction Company to China Can Hurt BC

“The practical impact of this is huge. Horgan’s government will find itself at a disadvantage should it seek to toughen rules for workplace safety, for the environment or to belatedly and inadequately respect Indigenous rights. Any attempts to insist that Samsung and Aecon hire only Canadian workers, much less British Columbians, will lead to complaints…

Anyone reading the report of the British Columbia Utilities Commission knows that Site C is an economic boondoggle and threatens the province’s long-term fiscal health. Now the premier has to consider the potential threat of damages if he should regulate improved workplace safety or environmental measures in construction. He must pull the plug on Site C before the China Communications Construction Co Ltd. purchase of Aecon is confirmed.”

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2018/02/12/opinion/elizabeth-may-explains-how-sale-construction-company-china-can-hurt-bc

2)    Many still use the microwave oven to cook food, despite many years of warnings by scientists about the loss of nutritional value.  Even transfusions are affected. A member sent this article which is worth reading and sharing.

Science Sheds Light Why Heating Your Food With Microwave Radiation Might Be A Bad Idea

“The fact that they are approved as safe doesn’t mean much these days, as we’ve seen with several other examples from Tobacco, PCBs and Asbestos and Glyphosate. Just because a government agency, like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or a government health agency approves something as safe, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe.

You might be wondering how this is any different from heating your food on the stove or steaming it, and that’s a fair question. The difference is that microwaves deform and distort the molecules in food, while conventional heating methods do not.

This is problematic in the medical field as well. We know, for example, that during blood transfusions, microwaves are often used to heat the blood before it is transferred to the patient. But using microwave radiation to this actually damages components found in blood. In fact, one woman even died after receiving a blood transfusion of microwaved blood.”

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/01/20/science-sheds-light-why-heating-your-food-with-microwave-radiation-might-be-a-bad-idea/

3)    In Michigan, where they use ITRON smeters like those in BC, people are seeing huge increases in bills since smeters were installed. One man complained and then noticed a huge reduction after a crew came even though they said they found the smeter to be working fine.

Any unusually high bills in BC this winter?  Please let me know at:  dsnoble@shaw.ca , put “bills” on the subject line.

Consumers Energy disagrees with Sanford man’s concerns about smart meter

“He is one of hundreds of people concerned after their combined electric and gas bills skyrocketed for December and January. Consumers has said that is a result of the brutally cold weather around Mid-Michigan in late December and early January.

But Iafrate pointed out he typically paid $250 a month in the winter until this year, when his bill tripled to more than $700 in December and quadrupled to more than $1,000 in January.”

http://www.abc12.com/content/news/Consumers-Energy-disagrees-with-Sanford-mans-concerns-about-smart-meter-473842323.html

4)    More about Michigan complaints re increased electricity bills reaching the legislature.

http://gophouse.org/rep-glenn-house-energy-policy-committee-schedule-tuesday-hearing-rising-electricity-costs/

Escalating energy bills spark public hearing with state house committee

http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2018/02/escalating_energy_bills_sparks.html

Some interesting comments like this one:

put a new furnace in and my bill went way up this is crap the smart meter my friend put his old meter in and his bill went back to normal but consumer wants 125 to put it back in and 15 a month to keep it it’s bull money sceamimg”

Letters:

Tyee article – https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2017/12/12/Pathology-Site-C/

From: David Waterhouse (name given with permission)
Sent:February 11, 2018
To:premier@gov.bc.ca; andrew.weaver.mla@leg.bc.ca; andrew.wilkinson.mla@leg.bc.ca; rich.coleman.mla@leg.bc.ca; ag.minister@gov.bc.ca; mike.dejong.mla@leg.bc.ca; sonia_furstenau@bcgreens.ca; rob.fleming.mla@leg.bc.ca; empr.minister@gov.bc.ca; Adam.Olsen.MLA@leg.bc.ca; env.minister@gov.bc.ca; todd.stone.mla@leg.bc.ca; agr.minister@gov.bc.ca; tracy.redies.MLA@leg.bc.ca; bruce.ralston@bcndp.ca; cbcnewsvancouver@cbc.ca; vpalmer@postmedia.com; Mike Smyth <msmyth@postmedia.com>; jon@cknw.com; gmason@globeandmail.com
Cc: Arlene Boon <aboon@outlook.com>; dogwood@dogwoodinitiative.org; dogwood@dogwoodbc.ca; Coast Protectors <ubcic@ubcic.bc.ca>

Subject: Someone is telling us lies

Someone is telling us lies

By Norman Farrell on February 11, 2018

https://in-sights.ca/2018/02/11/someone-is-telling-us-lies/

 

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters