2019-05-27 Smeters key to “smart” cities

1)  Below in Letters is an urgent request for help with the 5G Appeal — sharing it, volunteering, and donating. I hope you will consider helping in any way you are able.

2) Another item in Letters is a letter regarding the CREST tower proposed for downtown Ganges on Salt SpringThese towers are being planned throughout the province so it’s important that we learn what we can from SSI’s experience

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You will notice on the poster provided in the link that Dr. Martin Pall and Dr. Timothy Schoechle have agreed to visit BC and give public presentations. Salt Spring’s notice and date are provided. Shortly, we hope to have data confirmed for Vancouver and Victoria meetings. We hope that many people who are unsure or unaware of the scientific evidence that EMR causes harm, and that there is a safer alternative to 5G and wireless for better internet service, will attend.

3)  An industry article that describes how smeters for electricity, gas and water form the backbone for the future “smart cities” where everything and everyone is monitored. Once 5G is up and running, we know that every “smart” device will be reporting data straight through this communication system, without our approval, tracking data that is personal and should not be for sale. The industry, in other articles, have acknowledged that wireless devices are vulnerable to hacking and that the 5G transmitters (phased array antennae) could interfere with smeters. Then what?

From smart meters to smart cities

“In today’s modern distribution sector, utilities for electricity, water and gas mostly have complete autonomy allowing them to explore unique and interesting communication technologies and integration techniques that are largely un-standardised matching their current needs and expectations.

However, once the inevitable transformation to smart cities happens in search of greater efficiency, lower operational expenditure and higher quality services for citizens, these utilities will feel like islands that are unable to mesh together. In order to avoid this pitfall key stakeholders including governmental regulators, utilities, system integrators and solution providers must have the foresight to realise that strategic investment in future-proof smart metering technology is an integral part of establishing successful smart cities: acting as the catalyst for transformation that will help resolve interoperability issues and ensure that today’s deployed technology stands the test of time.”



International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space – https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/


Sign the Appeal

We are asking everyone to sign the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space (www.5gSpaceAppeal.org). We will succeed in stopping 5G with your help.

Present the Appeal to your government and other authorities

We will be sending the Appeal to the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the Council of Europe and all of the 193 nations of the world and others. We are asking you to print out the Appeal from the website (www.5gSpaceAppeal.org/the-appeal), and present it to the appropriate officials in your national government who are in charge of telecommunications and outer space.

You may also wish to send the Appeal together with a cover letter to:

· Doctors’ associations
· Citizens’ associations
· National politicians

· National authorities dealing with health and the environment · Academic institutions and faculties of medicine
· Mayors of major cities


  • ·  Political parties
  • ·  Parent-children associations
  • ·  Head teachers of schools
  • ·  National media
  • ·  People in the public eye
  • ·  5G satellite companies: SpaceX (CEO Elon Musk), WorldVu

(OneWeb – CEO Greg Wyler), Boeing Defense, Space & Security (CEO Leanne Caret), Telesat Canada (CEO Daniel S. Goldberg) and Iridium (Chairman of the Board Robert H. Niehaus).

Please also write letters to the relevant people and organizations mentioned in the Stop 5G Space Appeal Newsletters. We should all be taking action in response to this information.



We need translators and proofreaders for all languages, people who can format documents, copy-editors, researchers, people willing to transcribe recordings and videos, film-makers, actors for voice-overs, IT people, graphic artists and organisers of all sorts to help get this message out. We also need journalists, pro bono lawyers or student lawyers, and national coordinators for each country. If you can help, please contact Claire at stop5gappeal@protonmail.com.



Well over 20,000 US dollars has been spent on the Stop 5G Space Appeal to date, including website design and maintenance, data processing services, computer time, office supplies, paper, postage, international phone calls, professional translators for certain languages, a part-time assistant, and many other expenses. Until now this has been paid for entirely from sales of Arthur Firstenberg’s book, The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life, which explains both the historical and scientific background to the present problem. The Invisible Rainbow can be purchased at www.cellphonetaskforce.org/buy-the-invisible-rainbow/. Radio and television announcements, professional lobbyists, and other aspects of a public relations campaign will cost more money than we presently have. Therefore we are asking for donations in any amount (www.5gSpaceAppeal.org/donate). Such donations are tax-deductible.


From: LR Floyd  (name given with permission)
To: “lpatrick” <lpatrick@islandstrust.bc.ca>, “Peter Grove SSI Local Trustee” <pgrove@islandstrust.bc.ca>, “Peter Luckham” <pluckham@islandstrust.bc.ca>, “ggordon” <ggordon@islandstrust.bc.ca>, “ssiinfo” <ssiinfo@islandstrust.bc.ca>
Cc: “Gary Holman, CRD Director, SSI Electoral Area” <gholman@crd.bc.ca>
Sent: Monday, May 27, 2019 7:26:27 PM
Subject: Two Issues – SSI LTC Meeting – May 28, 2019

We respectfully ask that you make precautionary decisions on two very important issues at the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee meeting on May 28, 2019.

1) Telecommunications: Model Strategy for Antenna Systems

Please retain our current Salt Spring Island Policy:

No cell tower should be installed within 500 m of any facility concerned with continuous human activity. A proponent wishing to install an antenna closer than this distance should demonstrate, using an independent consultant acceptable to the Islands Trust, that incident power density is less than 2 microwatts per square cm.”

And please do not forward to the Advisory Planning Committee where no public consultation would be allowed.

The newly proposed version will not protect us and is not based on the Precautionary Principle.  In 1998, Canada agreed the Precautionary Principle would be implemented when an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically. The Precautionary Principle shifts the burden of proof, insisting that those responsible for an activity must vouch for its harmlessness and be held responsible and liable if damage occurs.


Canada’s Safety Code 6 was created in 1998 and is considered extremely out-of-date and non-protective by many research scientists and doctors around the world.  Even Russia and China have more protective guidelines!  In 2013, Health Canada scientist James McNamee admitted that the Safety Code 6 guideline for microwave radiation is based ONLY on thermal effects.  No protection for non-thermal biological effects!

5G is around the corner and has never been tested for safety.  In fact, there are International Appeals and Moratorium Requests – signed by Doctors, Researchers, Scientists and the general public – circulating around the world right now to Stop 5G on earth and in space.  Dr. Martin Pall has stated that 5G is the “stupidest idea in the history of the world” and “is absolutely insane”.

Salt Spring’s Model Strategy for Antenna Systems must be made with the utmost precaution in mind.  It should exist to protect the people, animals, wildlife, birds and bees on this island.

2) CREST Mono-pole Tower

Please do not approve the siting of a CREST tower on the Legion property.  This tower does not belong in a populated area – especially near a hospital, care facilities, the RCMP offices, and the Country Grocer mall.  It belongs with all the other cell towers on top of a mountain and far away from people.

– CREST did not meet all ISED requirements.  This should be the end of it, period.

– Many questions have been raised and have not yet been answered.

– There have been problems with the P25 system in other places within our Capital Region as well as in the USA.

– P25 networks are unstable and easily hacked.

– CREST will exchange data with the USA government-owned First Net system.  This will jeopardize our privacy and establish a cyber architecture that could be used for surveillance and control.

– Once this tower exists, any number of antennas can (and will) be added, without any public consultation, including 5G (see comments re 5G in point 1 above).

Major insurers refuse to insure corporations or individuals (e.g. people who lease land for cell towers) against lawsuits associated with health claims due to EMR.  Swiss Re and Lloyd’s of London issue regular reports, the most current dealing with 5G technology which could lead to even more future liability lawsuits.


&   https://ehtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/Telecom-10-K-Liability-and-Insurance-Companies-Slides-EHT-6-2016.pdf

– Has anyone raised the issue of possible liability with the Legion?

– Are you aware of the liability ramifications regarding the responsibility of elected/appointed officials to protect the public, especially after being given pertinent facts and information?

“Perhaps our elected representatives should be reminded that they have a legal obligation to ensure the well-being of all of their citizens. Renowned University of British Columbia ecologist William Rees (of “environmental footprint” fame) argues that government officials who ignore their duties may be guilty of criminal negligence. Rees notes that “the Criminal Code (Section 219) is clear that lack of intent to harm is no defence if the damage results from conscious acts performed in careless disregard for others: ‘Everyone is criminally negligent who (a) in doing anything, or (b) in omitting to do anything that it is his duty to do, shows wanton or reckless disregard for the lives or safety of other persons’.””


For your information, on June 26 at 7PM, two distinguished and renowned experts will be speaking on Salt Spring about the biological effects of 5G and the benefits of building a community-owned wired fibre network on Salt Spring.


Thank-you for your careful deliberation on these two very important issues.  We sincerely hope you pay heed to our concerns and especially to the liability issue.

LR Floyd
Salt Spring Island, BC



Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters 

“A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.”     – Bernie Sanders


Smart Meters, Cell Towers, Smart Phones, 5G and all things that radiate RF Radiation