2017-01-25 BC Hydro proposed substations under schools– public meetings begin Feb. 1

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1)    BC Hydro is proposing to “fund schools” but putting potentially dangerous substations below schools. Public meetings as soon as Feb. 1.  Please share with friends in the Vancouver area. There needs to be resistance until proper protective measures are guaranteed. 100mG at ground level seems extraordinarily high to me. I’ve written to some experts for advice and more information which I will share when I get it. Does anyone know where the underground substation is in Vancouver? We need to get some measurements.

Vancouver could receive funding for two new schools and several park upgrades if local policymakers approve BC Hydro’s proposal of funding community amenities in exchange for a lease agreement that would allow it to build two underground substations in the downtown area.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2017/01/23/bc-hydro-seed-proposes-to-fund-schools-park-upgrades.html

 

From a member in Ontario:

If anyone is wondering where the new Toronto underground substation referred to in the article will be…

http://www.torontohydro.com/sites/electricsystem/GridInvestment/powerup/copelandstation/Pages/AboutCopelandStation.aspx

excerpts:

“Toronto Hydro will have a new transformer station in the historic Roundhouse Park in downtown Toronto, which will be virtually undetectable to visitors of the area. The station will keep a low-profile, 45 feet underground and will alleviate the strain on Toronto’s grid.”

“In early 2013, Toronto Hydro received approval and funding from the Ontario Energy Board to move forward with the construction on a new transformer station in the downtown core.”

“Copeland Station is being built under the heritage Machine Shop. The shop was carefully disassembled brick-by-brick and stored off-site. When construction is nearing completion, the machine shop will be reassembled with the same materials.” << n.b., I’m guessing this means that persons exposed there will be employees and visitors of whatever companies locate to the new building. It mentions “heritage,” so if this will be a museum, visitors would probably include children/youth. Or, Toronto is short on daycare spots, maybe Toronto will admire BC Hydro’s intention to have a daycare facility atop huge intensity of milliGauss. [Before I moved into my house, it had 90 milliGauss areas due to ELF-MF contamination of metal water pipes (and/or neighborhood infrastructure). As a result, I couldn’t spend more than about 30 minutes there without becoming extremely ill. Yes, I fell ill before I knew the 90 milliGauss was there. I had to pay for remediation work before I moved into the house, otherwise the house would have been unlivable for me. n.b.: the previous owners were a family of mother and father probably in their mid- to late-20s, toddler boy, and baby girl. Their household was also very RF-dense and electronics-dense. The mother had to have her gallbladder removed, and the toddler boy was (is?) an ongoing outpatient client of “Holland Bloorview is Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital, providing treatment, research and education services in the area of kids disability.”

2)    Only 48 hours left to provide feedback about our National Parks. There is a form where emails can be written, and even short ones can make a difference. I wrote asking for places to remain free of Wi-Fi so that people can take refuge there, to allow a sanctuary where bodies can recover from the bombardment of microwave radiation.  I also mentioned the many studies showing all life suffers from exposure, e.g. birds, mammals and trees.  Please take a minute to write an email.  Silence is taken as agreement.

http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1996&ea.campaign.id=61560&ea.url.id=836443&forwarded=true

3)    From a member in Burnaby. I wonder if these high fees are to cut down on requests for information about fires.  As it is, most of the departments are not keeping proper and complete records. There is a law that reports are supposed to be completed for each fire within days after the fire and submitted to the Fire Commissioner. In many instances, they aren’t and the FC says to go to the fire dept.  And now the cost will be $100 for a photocopy of a form they already have completed.

“Did you hear on the morning news that the City of Burnaby will now charge at least $100 for requests for information from the Burnaby fire dept? I made a call to the city about this and received a callback from a Chris Bowcock (glad I don’t have a name like that), who is the Assistant Fire Chief for Burnaby. I told him that there may be a legal challenge to that new fee but he says that what they’re doing is in line with what other municipalities are doing and he believes they’re on firm legal grounds. Even the news media would have to pay due to the amount of time involved, he says, in writing stories especially directed to the news media. Sometimes information has to be modified from the way the fire department writes reports, according to Bowcock. Otherwise he says it would have to be taxpayer funded. Bullshit, I say.

I asked him about the amount of requests they’re getting for information about smartmeter fires. He couldn’t give me a specific number on that one, of course. But I told him that I’d heard that Hydro is called first before the media is notified, in cases of smartmeter fires. I told him also that they remove the meters and cover the area with plywood on the same day. And he didn’t disagree with me. Then he went on about the time consuming process of how fire information is gathered and released. I could only reply that even then, I would be sceptical as to its accuracy. To that he had no reply.”

4)    Hacking of pacemakers as well as interference by other wireless devices is a major concern. What about other medical devices like deep brain implants?

“Bishop Fox’s team of industry-recognized, independent cybersecurity experts found flaws in communications, hardware and encryption. Most important, the researchers found the systems lacked basic protections against reverse engineering and exploitation. They gained access with “relative ease and little requirement for sophisticated techniques” to the machine SJM claimed was secure. The public summary describes a level of seriously flawed security that neither of us has seen before. That’s shocking, because common sense tells us that medical devices demand especially high security.”

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/01/23/st-jude-case-highlights-ongoing-divide-over-responsible-bugs-disclosure/

5)    Katie Singer’s January newsletter:

http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/january-2017-newsletter/

6)    5G  is coming and experts still have no idea what it will do or what it will do to our health.. The key is fiber optic cable which is necessary for the microcells.  This is coming and it’s coming soon.  Here is an excellent site that should be shared widely so people can get informed about what is coming to the hydro pole outside their homes.

http://whatis5g.info/

The expenditure will continue Verizon’s transition “from coverage to densification” on its 4G LTE network, Ellis said. This means adding more Cloud-RAN (C-RAN) infrastructure, small cells, distributed antennas (DAS) and fiber to increase speed and capacity on the network using existing spectrum

Industry plans: http://www.lightreading.com/mobile/5g/verizon-looks-ahead-to-5g-as-4g-competition-affects-q4/d/d-id/729757h

Letters:

Here are some Ontario authorities to whom you might want to write:
http://peelschools.org/contactus/superintendents/Pages/default.aspx
&
http://peelschools.org/contactus/directorsoffice/Pages/default.aspx

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From: Ms. D. ……
Date: January 23, 2017
To: undisclosed-recipients

Subject: Fw: FROM THE SHAME-on-YOU DEPARTMENT, Mr. Woodland!

Who died and appointed you GOD, Mr. Woodland, that you should vet and censor information to PROTECT STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ALIKE? Who gave you the mandate to LIE to the public and ENCOURAGE teachers and principals alike to also LIE?

That chicken is coming home to roost on your desk. Coming from a family of EIGHT TEACHERS, including a Vice-Principal, and with friends and collegial educators like Dr. Sybil Shack, PhD, and Charlotte Iserbyt, former Senior Policy Advisor to President Reagan, all who are ( and have been HORRIFIED ) at the directions public school education is taking, I AM DISGUSTED at your behaviour and will ensure that every educational professional I know is apprised of how you SUBORNED A PERJURY to all educators within the HUGE Peel District School Board, to the best of my ability… which  is considerable as I am a citizen journalist well known, and well followed.

Shame on you. Shame! Shame! LIAR! May those words echo in your head for a very long time.

Ms. D. ……
Former Toronto Resident and mother of two who went through the TDSB.
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a leaked Peel Board Executive directive to all Trustees, Superintendents, as well as all 250 Prinicpals now posted on the C4ST website.  Excerpt below:

From: Woodland, Brian
To: Principals All (Including Acting) – DL

Cc: Senior Admin – DL; Trustees Services – DL; Communications Officers – DL

“Do your best to avoid this topic appearing on your school council agenda, do not allow information to be distributed on school property and refer media to me If you wish, and feel free to correct the misperception about testing by saying “the board has said the testing happened during the school day with devices on — visit the board web site for more information”.

Brian Woodland,
APR
Director of
Communications and Community Relations
Peel District School Board
Brian.Woodland@peelsb.com

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From: Sherry Ridout  (name given with permission)
Sent: January 24, 2017
To: elizabeth.may@parl.gc.ca; Andrew.Weaver.MLA@leg.bc.ca; adam.olsen@greenparty.bc.ca
Subject: more on energy & wireless options

Dear Elizabeth, Andrew & Adam,

Following up on my last e-mail about the fallacy regarding smart meters and other wireless technologies  being environmentally friendly. Please see the report below that indicates that wireless devices cumulatively use much more energy than do wired ones, and with exponential increases from 3G to 4G, the question is can the grid sustain 5G?

“Wireless technology consumes far more energy than fiber, cable or DSL

Wireless technologies consume far more energy than do wired technologies.  According to Kris De Decker Why We Need a Speed Limit to the Internet, a wired connection is the most energy-efficient way to communicate digitally. If connection is made through a cellular network, energy use “soars.”  De Decker explains that 3G technologies use about 15 times more energy than wired connections, and 4G technologies consume 23 times more energy.  There is no data yet on 5G.”

http://whatis5g.info/index.php/energy-consumption/

I hope one of you can find someone within your circle of experts to review this report and report back to you with their findings.  Thanks for all you are doing to support the environment.

Sherry Ridout

 

 

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

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