2019-02-22 Hydro deliberately turned off power during arctic freeze

1) BC Hydro’s service and attitude leave a lot to be desired in many instances. But to deliberately turn power off for families living in the interior of BC during an arctic freeze is dangerous and should face legal action.  Property and lives were put at risk. What does Energy Min. Mungall have to say about this?  More reason to get off the grid and let Hydro die a natural (and deserved) death.

Rural residents angry BC Hydro shut down power during cold snap

“Dixon resident, Jackie Huffman, said when she was notified the power was off she immediately called BC Hydro. “I said, “What about our seniors, and this is cattle calving season, and you told us you had canceled until the weather warmed up?”

Huffman says the person she reached at BC Hydro on the telephone said the power would be back on by 4 p.m. and possibly before, which Huffman says meant a seven hour time period where one ranch with 11 heated stock waterers and cows calving would be without electricity, as well as home furnaces being off and needing to be restarted, and water pumps and systems that would start to freeze. 

Huffman says eventually the BC Hydro staff person on the phone said she would get a manager to speak with Huffman. 

“But when she came back to the phone she told me the manager told her to tell me they feel that people that live up in those areas are prepared for these things and to use backup power,” told Huffman.” 

https://www.barrierestarjournal.com/news/rural-residents-angry-bc-hydro-shut-down-power-during-cold-snap/  

2)   Word of mouth is our best weapon.   Please share widely.

Jennifer Kessler posted this in “Say No to FortisBC Smart Meters”

“5G mean connecting just about everything…”

https://www.facebook.com/groups/saynotofortisbcsmarmeters/permalink/1265906773550738/

or   3) – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2019-02-19-shaws-dangerous-new-wifi-modem/

3)   Off our topic somewhat, but as one member says, “one amazing young woman”.  We need young people like this to help us get out the mess we’re in.

You Are Stealing Our Future: Greta Thunberg, 15, Condemns the World’s Inaction on Climate Change 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzeekxtyFOY&app=desktop (4:05 min.)

4)   A very interesting article which puts 5G into perspective. The government and corporations are pushing this as a “must have” so that everyone will demand faster internet so youtubes can be downloaded more quickly, or a washing machine can be turned on by a “smart” phone. Never a question about the health effects by any agency, and the gullible public is kept in the dark. Profit at any price, even our health.

Harmful effects of a new technology by Jon Rappoport

“”Along with the 5G there is another thing coming — Internet of Things. If you look at it…the radiation level is going to increase tremendously and yet the industry is very excited about it… they project 5G/IoT business to be a $7 trillion business.” — Prof. Girish Kumar, Professor at Electrical Engineering Department at IIT Bombay

5G, the latest and greatest method of faster wireless transmission, is coming on with a storm.”

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2019/02/21/5g-harmful-effects-of-new-technology/

 

Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters 

“Public apathy is more powerful than public opinion. There’s more of it.”   Dr. Jim Boren