1) Another webinar hosted by CELA (Canadian Environmental Law Association), discussing CEPA and its adequacy after 20 years. It is scheduled for January 22 @ 10 am PST. Registration is required.
Are Canada’s Environmental Laws up to the Challenge? Protecting Communities, their Rights and the Environment from the Threats of Biotechnology
“We will have presentations by experts on biotechnology issues and CEPA, including:
– Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network
– Charles Greg Sark, Professor, University of Prince Edward Island
– Hugh Benevides, Advisory (CEPA Reform), Nature Canada
– Elaine MacDonald, Senior Scientist, Ecojustice”
2) A call for the Precautionary Principle to be applied to implementation of 5G with discussion about the lack of clarity about what 5G actually means and what technology is being used.
Electromagnetic fields, 5G and health: what about the precautionary principle?
“This essay identifies four relevant sources of scientific uncertainty and concern: (1) lack of clarity about precisely what technology is included in 5G; (2) a rapidly accumulating body of laboratory studies documenting disruptive in vitro and in vivo effects of RF-EMFs—but one with many gaps in it; (3) an almost total lack (as yet) of high-quality epidemiological studies of adverse human health effects from 5G EMF exposure specifically, but rapidly emerging epidemiological evidence of such effects from past generations of RF-EMF exposure; (4) persistent allegations that some national telecommunications regulatory authorities do not base their RF-EMF safety policies on the latest science, related to unmanaged conflicts of interest.
Equally inconsistently described in writings about 5G is the complex set of special signal modulations, pulses, polarisation, phased arrays and novel equipment designs—for example, ‘massive MIMO antennas’—which represent the cutting edge technologies that accompany 5G system installation—many of them proprietary. As some commentators on potential health effects from such exposures have pointed out, it is highly likely that each of these many forms of transmission causes somewhat different biological effects—making sound, comprehensive and up-to-date research on those effects virtually impossible.
In short, ‘5G systems’ is not a consistently defined term. This confusion has not helped clarify the health and safety issues surrounding 5G roll outs internationally.“
A succinct review of this paper in News: Medical Life Sciences. Hopefully, some doctors will learn about 5G and EMR in general.
Expert urges to stop 5G networks until people’s safety is confirmed
“We should err on the side of caution and stop the global roll out of 5G (fifth generation) telecoms networks until we are certain this technology is completely safe, urges an expert in an opinion piece published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.”
3) New cell tower planned for a stadium which is very near a secondary school. The application is on Langford Council’s agenda for Monday. It is a Telus tower with the same people handling the proposal that pushed the Telus tower in Qualicum Beach. Langford’s Council is very pro-industry and in the past has refused to even consider residents’ concerns re. towers. Unfortunately, I did not know about the public info session on Dec. 7.
New cell tower proposed for Westhills Stadium in Langford
“A public information session was hosted on Dec. 7, 2020. At its Jan. 18 meeting, council can either confirm the applicant has followed the public notification process or require more be done in accordance with that policy or direct staff to ask for intervention regarding a reasonable concern.”
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Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:48:28 AM
Subject: We need FIBER OPTICS in Qualicum Beach, NOT CELL TOWERS
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Dear Baylink Networks:
Firstly, I want to congratulate you on being selected to provide fiber optics to coastal BC. I am a supporter of fiber optics, especially when they are fully installed into buildings.
As a resident of Qualicum Beach, I want you to consider coming to our area. Some areas want better connectivity, and Baylink would be a more intelligent, and safer option to another cell tower.
I want to encourage you to consider this seriously, as soon as possible. Telus is determined to build a 45+meter cell tower, that will be strong enough to reach the Sunshine Coast. The tower has the potential to be very destructive to this area, but as you may know. Their claim is that a few residents (in Qualicum Beach’s Eaglecrest subdivision) cannot get Telus emergency services on their cell phones. Significantly more people have expressed opposition to this tower.
Many people do not know about fiber optics, but I believe if they did, they would readily support it.
I have cc’d our local government contacts. If I may be of further assistance, please let me know.
Concerned Citizen of Qualicum Beach
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
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