2015-09-10 $125 million lawsuit against Ontario Hydro One for its billing practices

 

  • In October, the Santa Clara American Medical Association, which takes the issue of exposure to wireless radiation very seriously, is sponsoring a conference with physicians and scientists. They will discuss the current situation regarding exposure to and proliferation of microwave radiation emitted by wireless devices. In their March/April bulletin, they address Wi-Fi in schools. The article is attached for convenience but can be found on pages 16-21 at:

http://issuu.com/18621/docs/bulletin_0415_web

The letter from the American Academy of Pediatrics that is mentioned in the article:

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520942152

These doctors are taking their duty to uphold the Hippocratic oath seriously, unlike our Provincial Medical Officer, Dr. Perry Kendall, who is happy to follow the industry-designed and -supported Safety Code 6.

 

  • Class action lawsuit against Hydro One  in Ontario for its billing practices, ones very much like those experienced by many in BC.

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/customers-launch-125m-class-action-lawsuit-against-hydro-one-over-billing-practices

  • More collectors:

Gabriola Island, 2235 N. Rd.  http://emrabc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/GabriolaIsland.jpg

Gabriola Island, 2412 Spring Beach Dr.  http://emrabc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/springbeachdr_gabisland.jpg

Qualicum Beach, 671 Hollywood   https://goo.gl/maps/gY6QD

 

  • Dr. Hardell, one of the major researchers into the relationship of cell phone/cordless phone radiation and brain cancer, is pushing the WHO into amending its monograph, which he charges contains errors, and IARC into re-evaluating the classification of microwave radiation.

https://lennarthardellenglish.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/letter-to-who-regarding-brain-tumour-risk-associated-with-exposure-to-radiofrequency-fields/#comments

 

  • In  Detroit, a family had  water turned off because old pipes could not handle the smart meter. Has anyone in BC faced a similar problem?

http://www.wxyz.com/news/mom-small-children-without-water-for-weeks-because-of-switch-to-smart-meter

 

  • Cybersecurity attacks in the US Dept. of Energy totalled in excess of 1,100 in 4 years, 159 succeeded! It appears that information regarding the power grid could be compromised.

The log of incidents reveals the alarming frequency of attempted cyber-attacks targeting the U.S. Department of Energy internal computer networks, which contain sensitive information about the nation’s power grid, nuclear weapons stockpile and energy labs.

http://www.smartgridnews.com/story/federal-records-reveal-cyberattacks-energy-department/2015-09-10?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

 

  • From a member – in advance of the upcoming election. Of special concern to the smart meter issue is the control of the media.

I have 2 books to recommend anyone and every voter to read before the federal election.  I have borrowed them from our regional library.  You may already know of them, but perhaps you could include them in your newsletters.  They demonstrate why there is no response on important issues — those in power are busy with other agendas than we can even imagine.

Party of One: Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover” by Michael Harris (award-winning journalist)

Kill the Messengers” by Mark Bourrie (regarding control of the media)

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Letters:

Matt Mason, Manager
Metering Systems and Services
FortisBC Electricity
Suite 100-1975 Springfield Rd
Kelowna, BC   V1Y 7V7

September 9, 2015

Dear Matt; Re: Your letter August 21, 2015 re installation of a Smart Meter

I appreciate your desire to create conformity in the delivery of electrical services to British Columbians, but have legitimate concerns about the installation of these Smart Meters as well as their contribution towards a higher than healthy stress on the health of people.  Can you please address the following concerns for me.

First is a concern about installation.  The base was designed for an analogue meter and not a Smart Meter which leaves a gap apparently.  From what I’ve heard, this can result in arcing and fires.  So, it isn’t the right base.   I direct you to a legal brief on this topic at:  (http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Reed_Answering_Brief-1.pdf).

Secondly, the fire hazard.  Please don’t tell me that there are no fires associated with Smart Meters because this is definitely not the case.  Just type ‘fires from Smart Meters’ in your search engine.

Thirdly, the qualifications of the installers.  From what I’ve seen in the media, the installers are good people, quickly trained, but largely unqualified.  If you can get an independent electrical engineer to certify in writing that the installation of a smart meter on my home is safe, then I would happily accept a smart meter.

According to the BC Utilities Act, it is the BCUC’s responsibility to ensure that the public is receiving safe devices. At the Fortis hearing, there was no debate or evidence about the fact that the smart meters may themselves be a fire hazard.  There was nothing about the design flaws of the meters themselves.

I would very much like the BCUC to examine this issue regarding the safety of the Smart meters.

I sincerely hope that many Fortis customers will demand that the BCUC have an independent investigation into the fires that have occurred in BC and elsewhere. These meters are fire hazards and they should be recalled just as any other defective product would be.  I do not want my power cut off, but before being forced into a ‘radio-off’ choice, I would appreciate you answering these concerns.

 

Thank you very much,

X

 

  1. BCUC, Box 250-900 Howe St, sixth floor, Vancouver BC, V6Z 2N3
  2. Premier Christy Clark, West Annex Parliament Buildings Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
  3. Dan Ashton, MLA – 210 – 300 Riverside Drive, Penticton, BC, V2A 9C9
    cc.  Others

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Newsletter prepared by Sharon Noble
A:  Free radicals damage DNA
B: Non-ionizing radiation can create free radicals.
C: Therefore, non-ionizing radiation can damage DNA
DAMAGED DNA  CAN LEAD TO CANCER.