2019-02-02 Major BC Hydro project(s) without contract bidding??

1) Good news update on Ross Andersen.  Ross’s surgery was successful and he is out of the hospital, recovering. A friend sent this and said I could share:

“I spoke with Ross last evening. He said he feels ok and sure seemed his normal self. He is going to be looking after himself, no chemo or radiation which is always recommended after tumor removal. He is kind of tied down as he is not cleared to drive yet. I will let you know of any changes. Thanks for putting the word out.”

2) Here are over 150 letters from various scientists and doctors written to various schools, agencies, etc. warning about the dangers of Wi-Fi in school. It’s time for school boards to be forced to take precautionary actions to protect the children who are in their charge. I believe that that the trustees could be held responsible, personally, for refusing to take action.

Please consider writing to your school boards [http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/schools/bcmap.htm  &  http://bcsta.org/], to the individual trustees, with this information.  Perhaps we could get someone like Dr. Martin Pall to present to some of the boards, or to have a skype “meeting” with someone like him.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2oWg9jNlPa9cUtHYzJURFpUZG5TaUxTLTBfOGtnbHM1dXpR/view

 3)  BC Hydro paid more per smeter than just about all the other utilities in No America for which I have been able to find information. Why are we paying double or more than other customers? How were the contracts to ITRON and Corix awarded? The Tyee published articles by Will McMartin in 2011 about the insider deals Hydro had with Liberal members and friends. It appears that the same sort of deals occurred with Site C. Is this all part of the Clean Energy Act (which “mandated” both the smeter program and Site C) and the reason for having no oversight by the BCUC? It is time for an independent investigation into the smeter program, its contracts, its certification for safety, and its finances including opt out fees, costs for replacement smeters, and anticipated future costs due to short lifespan.

First to Profit from $1 Billion Smart Meter Program: Liberal Insiders

https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2011/03/07/SmartMeterProfits/

More on Liberal Insiders and BC Hydro’s Smart Meter Gold Rush

https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2011/03/21/SmartMeterRush/  

BC Hydro awarded $90 million in Site C dam contracts without asking for bids, documents reveal

“The price tag for Site C — announced as a $6.6 billion project in 2010 — soared to $10.7 billion at the end of 2017, just two years into the nine-year construction project.

“The idea that you’re now direct awarding contracts and not going out and trying to get the best price is somewhat of an insult to the people who are going to have to pick up the bill,” Travis said.

“The province has been for too many years a closed shop when it comes to infrastructure projects. And when you have a closed shop you have higher prices.””

https://thenarwhal.ca/bc-hydro-awarded-90-million-in-site-c-dam-contracts-without-asking-for-bids-documents-reveal/  

4)  In Australia, 5G is being promoted and pushed by making customers feel they are being “selected”!

Australia’s Optus is turbo-charging 5G roll-out

“Optus has opened expressions of interest today allowing customers to register their interest in selected suburbs to be amongst the first to experience 5G in Australia. Customers should visit the Optus website and enter their suburb to check eligibility for the first phase of Optus 5G Home Broadband. Initial 5G coverage will be for limited areas within the suburb however Optus will confirm serviceability with these customers. Customers will be selected based on 5G serviceability at their address. Initial services are expected to be delivered in the second quarter of this year.”

https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2019/01/31/australias-optus-is-turbo-charging-5g-roll-out/

 

Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.”     ~  Albert Einstein

www.stopsmartmetersbc.com