2016-10-22 More info about the many disconnects on Vancouver Island

1)   Information about the disconnections on Vancouver Island by Brian Stevens, of AT Maintenance Plus of Nanaimo. Shameful, but now that BC Hydro has changed the Tariff to allow them to disconnect with no notice, and free of all liability even if someone dies due to a medical device not being able to work – they are free to treat people like this. I hope you all will complain about this to Adrian Dix <Adrian.dix.mla@leg.bc.ca>, John Horgan <oppositionleader@leg.bc.ca>, Patrick.wruck@bcuc.com, and the media in your area. My letter is below.

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Everyone with an analog, or anyone who might be late with a payment, or who is guilty of whatever BC Hydro decides is an offense, can have this happen, even when all bills are paid. They have forgotten that they work for us, we pay their outrageous salaries. Remember, the Tariff is law – and this approved by the BCUC.  Right now, my guess is BC Hydro and its hacks are hitting people who have an analog that will expire at the end of this year, perhaps people who have in the past refused to accept a smeter. Many people have analogs that will not expire for a year or more, so they are being left alone. If you have not received a letter this year telling you your analog has expired, you probably will not be targeted – yet.

i) Our neighborhood was graced with the “disconnect team” a little over a week ago. An extremely rude and arrogant fellow came up our driveway looking for directions to a list of approximately 12 “to be disconnected homes”. We were not on the list, although we do have our analogue still – which he saw and said “you’ll be on my next list”. He cut the wires at the neighbor’s transformer, well onto our neighbor’s property (a family with two small children and a mom who works from home as a potter – relies on her kiln). Two other homes were threatened and the neighbors caved and now have “radio off meters” It has been an extremely intimidating and violating experience for all involved – no one owes H. anything and all were paying the legacy fee. Not everyone, as far as I know, had advance notice with a disconnect letter. One of those disconnected said it reminded her of her youth growing up in East Germany – the fellow behaved just as the Nazi’s did.

Luckily for us, I have had advance notice and have memorized sections of the Criminal Code and how common law falls under that jurisdiction. If I am home, I intend to approach the team armed with the most impressive camera that I have, clicking away as I spout legalese jargon with a few subtle personal lawsuit innuendos…….worth a try anyway.

    So much for democracy! 

ii) “Disconnections reported as taking place in the Cowichan Valley and in Cobble Hill since the beginning of last week.
The disconnects are not done by BCH directly.

The disconnection work is carried out by a sub contractor named Brian Stevens, who is gratuitously aggressive and unpleasant, which can be intimidating if those targeted are not fully prepared in advance.

His company name is on the side of the large white bucket/cherry picker truck.

A crew of three disconnects homes, either at the transformer on private poles on rural properties or, in one instance where the owner was at home and the dog prevented further approach,  they disconnected the home by cutting four wires out at the public pole on the road:

Steven’s company name: A T Maintenance Plus
Located in Nanaimo.”

2)   A couple of MUST READ documents from a fellow resister (who receives these updates) in Massachusetts asking for a halt to the initiation and pilot of the smeter program. Much of what is said applies to our program, inadequate planning, failure to do due diligence, etc. etc. No punches are pulled about a “product defender”, Peter Valberg who, as a bought scientist, has defended the tobacco industry and corporations producing other dangerous products. He is similar to ‘bent scientists’ who make money with false and misleading information to defend indefensible products like smeters.

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http://web1.env.state.ma.us/DPU/FileRoomAPI/api/Attachments/Get/?path=16-149%2fBurke_comments_101716.pdf

Comments comparing the exposure of the public to this technology, without adequate information about the dangers it poses, to experiments done in the past by the government, secretly and deliberately putting lives at risk.

http://web1.env.state.ma.us/DPU/FileRoomAPI/api/Attachments/Get/?path=16-149%2fBurke_omments_101916.pdf  Thank you, Patricia.

3)    In New Zealand, a new home made of hemp provides good level of shielding from EMF.

https://en.geovital.com/grand-designs-features-emf-radiation-shielded-new-built-hemp-home-in-new-zealand-episode-2-season-2/

4)   The provincial health authorities have periodic meetings around the province, and people have an opportunity to raise issues and to discuss concerns. There will be one for the VIHA on Dec. 1 in Victoria. I hope some of you will do short presentations, helping to educate the board members about RF and the concerns you have with Wi-Fi in schools, smeters, microcells, etc.  There is info about presentations, how to get on the agenda, etc. at:

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http://www.viha.ca/about_viha/board_of_directors/meetings/ 

A member who has presented said you are able to use slides, A/V etc. and he recommends having some questions for the board members.

Letter:

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From: Sharon Noble
Sent: October 22, 2016
To: ‘Laurel Ross’ <commission.secretary@bcuc.com>; patrick.wruck@bcuc.com
Cc: bill.bennett@leg.bc.ca; oppositionleader@leg.bc.ca; adrian.dix.mla@leg.bc.ca; rshaw@vancouversun.com

Subject: disconnections without notice

Dear Ms. Ross and Mr. Wruck,

This past week many people on Vancouver Island had their power turned off by someone they did not know, who did not identify himself as working for BC Hydro, and without warning. This was reported to me by several people:

i) “Our neighborhood was graced with the “disconnect team” a little over a week ago. An extremely rude and arrogant fellow came up our driveway looking for directions to a list of approximately 12 “to be disconnected homes”. We were not on the list, although we do have our analogue still – which he saw and said “you’ll be on my next list”. He cut the wires at the neighbors transformer, well onto our neighbors property ( a family with two small children and a mom who works from home as a potter – relies on her kiln). Two other homes were threatened and the neighbors caved and now have “radio off meters” It has been an extremely intimidating and violating experience for all involved – no one owes H. anything and all were paying the legacy fee. Not everyone as far as I know, had advance notice with a disconnect letter. One of those disconnected said it reminded her of her youth growing up in East Germany – the fellow behaved just as the Nazi’s did.

   Luckily for us, I have had advance notice and have memorized sections of the criminal code and how common law falls under that jurisdiction. If I am home, I intend to approach the team armed with the most impressive camera that I have, clicking away as I spout legalese jargon with a few subtle personal law suit innuendos…….worth a try anyway.

    So much for democracy!”

ii) “Disconnections reported as taking place in the Cowichan Valley and in Cobble Hill since the beginning of last week.
The disconnects are not done by BCH directly.

The disconnection work is carried out by a sub contractor named Brian Stevens, who is gratuitously aggressive and unpleasant, which can be intimidating if those targeted are not fully prepared in advance.

His company name is on the side of the large white bucket/cherry picker truck.

A crew of three disconnects homes, either at the transformer on private poles on rural properties or, in one instance where the owner was at home and the dog prevented further approach,  they disconnected the home by cutting four wires out at the public pole on the road:

Steven’s company name: A T Maintenance Plus
Located in Nanaimo.”

This is the sort of treatment I feared when BC Hydro applied to amend the Tariff to allow no pre-notice for disconnections, and freedom from liability should any harm result. If you recall, when I asked BC Hydro said they will attempt to notify people in advance of disconnection, but they refused to include this in the Tariff. This allows them to do whatever they wish, whenever they wish without ramifications.

The citizens of British Columbia have endured harassment, threats and intimidation from BC Hydro for several years now. Anyone who wishes to have their rights to not have a device which they believe to be dangerous or invasive on their homes is treated with contempt. People are being terrorized.

I’m sure you will say the law allows this, but that does not make it right. Hopefully no one used a medical device requiring electricity or suffers any harm from this egregious act.

Sincerely,
Sharon Noble

 

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

“You will observe with concern how long a useful truth may be known, and exist, before it is generally received and acted on.”
~ Ben Franklin

Sent from my safe, secure wired laptop with no wifi enabled.