There will not be an update on Sunday (as usual) or Monday. Happy Victoria Day.
1) I will be providing an overview of fibre optics issues, disappearance of copper land lines and some of the many questions about them. A discussion will follow. Marg Friesen will give an update on the Protect Birds, Bees and Trees. Include Wireless Radiation (RF-EMR) in the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA).
Fibre is Fabulous and Superior to Wireless Connections but is it Perfect? We have Questions.
C4ST Open Meeting — all are welcome
Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 7:30 pm ET, 4:30 pm PT
2) This Harris Poll shows that a very small proportion of the general US public is aware that 5G is harmful to human health and the environment. Education is vitally important.
In an Era of Increased Connectivity, Some Consumers Look to “Dumb Devices”
“Here, we provide a data-driven snapshot into the world of technology and telecoms to help brands and companies prepare for future consumer expectations. We measure consumer sentiment towards key trends including smart devices, 5G technology, and explore Waze’s creative path to brand equity growth.”
3) BC Hydro is back with its plans to build a major substation under a school in Vancouver. There were many complaints about exposing children to dangers when this was originally proposed in 2018, but it’s back again — as are the dangers. Why can’t this be built under a parking building or someplace where the most vulnerable are not exposed for hours at a time?
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Vancouver Park Board receives $8M from B.C. Hydro for substation project at West End school site
“B.C. Hydro has paid the Vancouver Park Board $8 million to use sections of Nelson Park, in the city’s West End, as they look to build an underground substation starting in 2024….
The project, which will be called the West End Substation, will be built under the site of the Lord Roberts Annex elementary school — a move approved by the Vancouver School Board back in 2018 despite some resident outcry.
The school is set to be demolished, with the students temporarily moved to a new school in Coal Harbour. Eventually, a new school will be built at the Nelson Park site, but that won’t be until 2029 according to current plans.”
4) Through all the gibberish about carbon footprint reduction, it sounds as if this is a major push to get more data via the IoT, get our data into the Cloud where it will be bought and used by who-knows-who. In all likelihood, in the near future, we will be paying for “upgrading” of ITRON smeters so that they can get more data and, perhaps, activation of the ZigBee chip that has been lying dormant in our current smeters to gather data from our “smart” appliances and devices.
Itron and Microsoft Pledge to Speed Up Development of Controversial AMI “Smart” Meter Infrastructure, Data Management
“Expanding our collaboration with Microsoft is core to our commitment to delivering industry-leading solutions that make it easier for end-users to reduce their carbon footprint and conserve water,” Don Reeves, senior vice president of outcomes at Itron, said. “Our collaboration will provide analytics and data-sharing capabilities for utilities and cities, so they can optimize their operations and accelerate the transition to a loAs utilities begin to deploy edge compute-enabled connected IoT platforms, a new level of collaboration and co-innovation is needed for the utilities to harvest the unprecedented opportunity for growth and creating value.” w-carbon economy.
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“Our research points out the necessity for precautionary measures and new safety limits given the complexity of the signals (with modulation and pulses) unlike any other radiation on earth.” Lukas H. Margaritis