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1) The provincial government is doing a review of BC Hydro, supposedly to help control costs. Want to bet they aren’t looking at stopping Site C, or eliminating the smeter program, both of which are sucking money into bottomless pits?
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Provincial government announces BC Hydro review
“Per information found in the information bulletin, the provincial government is conducting the review to contain rate increases and control costs, all for the goal of positioning BC Hydro for future success.
During the first phase of the review, the government will be working directly with BC Hydro to identify cost savings, efficiencies and new and improved revenue streams, among other changes.
This is to ultimately keep electricity rates low and predictable over the long-term, while also ensuring that the Crown utility has the allotted resources it needs to continue to provide clean, safe and reliable electricity to the residents of B.C., per the information bulletin.”
2) Dr. Cindy Russell, a physician and a member of Physicians for Safe Technology (https://mdsafetech.org/advisory-board/cindy-russellmd/), who has written many articles warning about EMR, has written an excellent one warning about 5G, recommending that a moratorium be declared until the health effects can be determined and precautionary steps can be taken.
She has published her article and made it available for free until August 2, 2018.
It is only 8 pages long and has many references to studies that are well worth taking note of. Some of them pertain to studies of milliwaves, which are being considered for 5G, and the possible problems that could be caused by these frequencies, especially to eyes and skin.
Public Health officials have the duty to prevent harm – and many, like Dr. Bonnie Henry, our Provincial Health Officer, are failing to do their jobs. They are following the industry’s lead which is to not take precautionary action until harm is proven to be caused by their devices. This approach is not only contrary to the Precautionary Principle, but also could result in millions suffering irreversible, preventable harm.
5 G wireless telecommunications expansion: Public health and environmental implications
Although 5G technology may have many unimagined uses and benefits, it is also increasingly clear that significant negative consequences to human health and ecosystems could occur if it is widely adopted. Current radiofrequncy radiation wavelengths we are exposed to appear to act as a toxin to biological systems. A moratorium on the deployment of 5G is warranted, along with development of independent health and environmental advisory boards that include independent scientists who research biological effects and exposure levels of radiofrequency radiation. Sound regulatory policy regarding current and future telecommunications initiative will require more careful assessment of risks to human health, environmental health, public safety, privacy, security and social consequences. Public health regulations need to be updated to match appropriate independent science with the adoption of biologically based exposure standards prior to further deployment of 4G or 5G technology.
Considering the current science, lack of relevant exposure standards based on known biological effects and data gaps in research, we need to reduce our exposure to RF EMR where ever technically feasible. Laws or policies which restrict the full integrity of science and the scientific community with regards to health and environmental effects of wireless technologies or other toxic exposures should be changed to enable unbiased, objective and precautionary science to drive necessary public policies and regulation. Climate change, fracking, toxic emissions and microwave radiation from wireless devices all have something in common with smoking. There is much denial and confusion about health and environmental risks, along with industry insistence for absolute proof before regulatory action occurs (Frentzel-Beyme, 1994, Michaels, 2008) . There are many lessons we have not learned with the introduction of novel substances, which later became precarious environmental pollutants by not heeding warning signs from scientists (Gee, 2009). The threats of these common pollutants continue to weigh heavily on the health and wellbeing of our nation. We now accept them as the price of progress. If we do not take precautions but wait for unquestioned proof of harm will it be too late at that point for some or all of us?”
3) Here is a website that has been around for some time but which was new to me when a member sent it. It is loaded with great information, especially of a technical nature. I have just begun to search through it.
“Dirty” power: The world’s largest health experiment.
What you don’t know can kill you.
4) Another letter re. Huawei. I hope you will consider forwarding it or writing your own to your MPs, to your local media, to friends, etc.
From: Sharon Noble
Sent: July 6, 2018
To: firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: Major Chinese Telecom — Huawei — implementing 5G technology in British Columbia
Dear Hon. Baines and Hon. Goodale,
In British Columbia, and perhaps elsewhere in Canada, Telus is preparing the infrastructure for the new 5G technology, expected to go live within the next 2-3 years. Part of that preparation involves installing microcell transmitters every 100-200 meters on poles mere feet from homes, businesses, schools, etc. which has taken place throughout the province. Pilot programs are already taking place in Vancouver.
Are you aware that Telus has partnered with a Chinese company that has been accused of committing cyber-espionage, hacking and invading major infrastructures? That company is Huawei:
Telus sells and promotes Huawei’s smart products,
Telus promotion – https://tinyurl.com/y8jyq6k3
but, more importantly, Huawei is working directly and intimately on the new 5G technology, having built the very transmitters that are being installed in microcells throughout British Columbia. An engineer told me that the small cell model TELUS uses is the Huawei 3902 E.
TELUS and Huawei Continue to Lead the Way in Canada’s Journey to 5G with Innovative Small-cell Deployment
Huawei and TELUS, Canada’s fastest growing national telecommunications company, today announced that they have successfully deployed an innovative small-cell solution to deliver lightning-fast speeds exceeding 1 Gbps in both indoor and outdoor networks in the downtown-Vancouver “5G Living Lab”.
Ottawa’s response to international warnings about the grave risk presented by dealings with Huawei is silence.
What must happen before this government takes precautionary measures to secure our grids? Attacks on the various pieces of the power, telecom and communications grids already have occurred thousands of times in many countries – including Canada, and China is believed to be responsible for many of them.
According to a report, the security measures taken by the government and the private sector are inadequate, leaving Canadians at risk for a major attack.
“The evaluation document was highly critical of Canada’s cybersecurity strategy, citing poor information sharing, weak or non-existent record-keeping, and an approach that led to “confusion and frustration” among departments, agencies and private-sector stakeholders. The document also found that most federal efforts had been devoted to protecting federal government systems, and not enough to safeguarding private-sector networks.”
Given the warnings from the various international agencies and your ultimate responsibility for Telus, what do you propose to do about allowing Huawei to have such access to our data, our privacy and our security? The integrity of our infrastructure is at risk.
I would appreciate receiving a prompt response.
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.”
~ A. Einstein