1) Intimidation and extortion in Ontario re. water meters.
Because people did not fight the electric smart meters, the water company is feeling bolder about these things. Sadly, many people have their water meters inside their homes, often in the basement. This means the meters will have to send out stronger signals to get through the cement walls to reach either the meter reader or the collector transmitter.
Water – Toronto, Ontario] Bylaw enforcement looms for new automated water meters by David Shum – Global News – June 16, 2014:
(Toronto homeowners and businesses who have yet to install or upgrade to the city’s new automated water meters could face stiff penalties as the bylaw enforcement deadline looms….Anyone in those wards who have not had their water meters replaced by July 1 may face fines of up to $50,000. In addition, customers with an existing meter will be charged a manual meter reading fee of $80 per reading and flat rate water customers will be charged a Legacy fee of $1,020 per year….)
Bylaw and enforcement – Toronto Water Meter Program:
2) ITRON C1S Meters
Thanks everyone for sending me the info. on your digital meters. Several people sent me info. on the C1S that they’ve had for 6-8 years, so I guess these really are “legacy” meters. So far I haven’t rec’d any info. from someone who has had a CN1S.
3) Smart Grid Cyber hacking attacks
More warnings about hacking and cyber attacks. Specific warnings about smart meters under “mini outages”.
4) Review of the BCUC process.
We will have time for comments beginning June 23 –July 7. Please take this opportunity to have your say about what has gone on. The Task Force needs to know that we are not happy with the weakening of the only regulatory agency with the legal authority to protect us from Hydro. Of course the govt. has hamstrung the BCUC with its Clean Energy Act and Directives. This should not be allowed to happen. The democratic process demands oversight to be effective.
—– request for information —-
From: Dennis and Sharon Noble [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2014 1:26 PM
To: BCUC Review MEM:EX
Subject: Timeframe for public submissions
Dear Sir or Madam,
I just learned of the review of the BCUC’s processes that is occurring. The draft time line online shows that the deadline for written submissions was June 11. Can you please tell me if the deadline has in fact passed? If it has, will there be any other opportunity for public input?
—– response from BCUC —–
From: BCUC Review MEM:EX [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: June 17, 2014 8:28 AM
To: ‘Dennis and Sharon Noble’
Subject: RE: Timeframe for public submissions
Dear Mrs Noble,
Thank-you for your email.
There will be another round of written submissions starting as of June 23 and closing on July 7. A draft, tentative timeline is available at http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/EEC/Strategy/EEA/Documents/BCUC%20Review%20Timeline%20-%20Web.pdf
BCUC Review Task Force
5) Is wireless radiation the new Thalidomide?
This is a non $meter issue but certainly related to Health Canada’s long history of failure to protect the public.
Attached is an article written by Thalidomide victims. Due diligence was not done. Warnings were ignored. Safeguards taken by other countries were not taken by our government, thanks to Health Canada. The same thing could be happening with regard to wireless radiation, but the consequences could be far greater. Everyone, every pregnant woman, every child is exposed to RF, without choice, often without knowledge of the dangers.
6) The anti smart meter movement is growing in every country.
Sometimes we feel that we are alone, fighting against the government-supported monopoly, but people elsewhere are fighting as they learn more about the dangers and costs of this program. From the UK,