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I heard Sharon Noble today about EMF and was impressed with her. My local head of Stop Smart Meters, for various reasons I suspect is working for the utility monopolies.
I gave my local utility a Courtesy Notice to keep my home from having a smart meter installed, even though they had legislation that would install one when you opt-out. It has been over a year. All homes in my neighborhood have a smart meter, except for me.
Hopefully free energy devices will be available soon.
A fire stated in the home we were staying in. It started in the Hydo Smart meter. The house is located at 6110 Russell Place in Port Alberni, on July 18, 2015. It was reported that the fire began where the power came into the house. The house electrical panel was not touched, The fire moved up the side of the house from the smart meter to the attic and across the attic and came down in the house. The meter from the usage report apparently peeked the night before around midnight and stopped but the power stayed on. The fire began in the early afternoon. We were fortunate to be out as were our vehicles at the time of the fire but we would likely been killed if it had started at night as it came down into the house from the attic. A very dangerous situation for the people of BC that should be rectified by and immediate recall of all Smart Meters before there are tragedies in the homes of many unsuspecting customers of BC Hydro. See the report by CHEK news Victoria for that date.
Thanks for this info. I had tried to obtain the address, after I saw the TV spot but couldn’t find it. Also I heard that someone was walking past and saw the meter sparking. No name. Do you happen to know who this was?
If you have more info, could you please contact me directly at email@example.com?
Smart Meter Inquiry Oct. 20/14 in Reno, Nevada
Did I have to buy my analog meter from BC Hydro 30+ years ago in order to get hooked up?
They are trying to charge me $65. for refusing a digital/analog meter replacement. The meter is made by Itron which I have refuse.
Good question and one for which the response we’ve been given makes no sense. We own Hydro. We pay for it through our taxes and rates and are responsible for all its debts, yet Hydro owns the meters. This makes no sense but it allows them to bypass some of the regulations meant to protect us.
The meters do expire and have to be recertified to ensure accuracy. If you still have an analog and pay legacy fees, then your meter might be expiring, and Hydro is replacing. Insist that an analog be the replacement. Digital meters, even if they do not have RF emitting transmitters, are dangerous. They increase the dirty electricity on your home wiring and they are cheaply made with design flaws that could lead to fires. If you are not allowing access for replacement, you will be charged $65 for the “failed installation”, the same as if they attempt to install a $$meter and you refuse.
Our Charter Rights under our Constitution allow us the right to determine what is put on or in our homes. This government and Hydro/Fortis are trampling on these rights and this must be stopped. this is the essence of our class action lawsuit.
Has anyone tried to stop this extortion through the criminal courts? As far as I know If you are required to pay to prevent harm to yourself or your family, (having a deadly “smart” meter attached to your house) that is extortion. Also I’m sure that our constitution still affords us the right to privacy. Are there any constitutional challenges being brought to the courts? It seems as if my search engine is being filtered because all I can find are two year old articles and posts, making it appear as if everyone just stopped fighting. Please tell me that’s not the case.
Has anyone tried to stop this extortion through the criminal courts? As far as I know If you are required to pay to prevent harm to yourself or your family, (having a deadly “smart” meter attached to your house) that is extortion. Also I’m sure that our constitution still affords us the right to privacy. Are there any constitutional challenges being brought to the courts? It seems as if my search engine is being filtered because all I can find are two year old articles and posts, making it appear as if almost everyone just stopped fighting. Please tell me that’s not the case.
I’ve held out with a smart meter. My analog is 38 yrs.old. I get surging. Hydro is threatening disconnection if I don’t have another legacy meter put on next week. I’m up to date with my bills. Can they honestly disconnect me if I say “NO”
Hello Maureen, my name is Jon. I don’t wish to get in Sharon’s way but I thought to post a comment of what I did with BC Hydro in hopes some of my information is useful. I still have my analog meter and back in April they sent me a letter saying I had no choice but to accept the smart meter or the radio-off smart meter and they said if I refused any longer I was facing possible disconnection. I then joined the Coalition here. And then I made up a similar letter and sent it to BC hydro stating that I had joined the coalition and they had 2 choices. one was to make an appointment with me and replace my outdated analog meter with a new analog meter ( I said I know you have they have them). Or two wait until the coalition’s lawsuit is settled and then make an appointment with me to install the new meter. I told them that I understood that the meter was outdated and it needed to be updated. They sent me a letter back saying much of the same as the one in April on how I was obligated to let them change the meter to the smart meter and still facing possible disconnection. I ignored there last letter they sent me and kept paying the bill and I have not heard from them since May. In your case Maureen if they are sating disconnection, I would not say no. They will do it. Myself I will let them put in the smart meter if they threaten me with total disconnection, not possible disconnection, because I have to. And that’s because I am obligated to do so in the first agreement I singed for the existing meter 32 years ago to be tested and calibrated to make sure it’s correctly measuring, and if you go against this agreement they will disconnect you. So I joined the coalition so in the future, if they win, then BC hydro would have to remove the smart meter/fire hazard and replace it with a safe meter made of inflammable glass and metal. I don’t know if this is use full to you but were in the same boat, best of luck Maureen.
you own nothing; they are all private companies, eh!
do a FOI request and ask for the copy of the legislation that makes them a govt. entity; ask for the contract that supposedly you made with them;
the constitution is for the government, not private man/woman; are you a govt. employee; answer yes and you have no rights;
Hydro says they don’t have any more Analog Meters yet I could buy one from an American supplier for under $50. There is also at least one other supplier in Canada. Why would they hang an expensive Radio-Off Meter on me, one which has a lifespan of 20 years, according to their own claim, when my Analog Meter is proven to have lasted more than 40 years? Could it be because Hydro has a contract with Hwaii (or however it’s spelled) to supply the meters? If I went to court (at my expense, I suppose), To try to stop them, would this be a class action on the part of the Stopsmartmeters Coalition?
Hi Jim – The Coalition to Stop SM BC tried a Class Action but was denied 2016 July.
Currently, BCHydro is playing VERY HARD BALL. Their options currently are a) Smart Meter, b) Radio Off Digital Meter or c) no power.
The BC governments over the years have given BCHydro complete control over the Smart Meter installation and have limited the BC Utilities commission’s ability to moderate their ruthless roll out.
I believe that the meters are NOT supplied by Huawei (Wah-Way”) but by ITRON.
We live in Northern BC & have refused a SM. Unfortunately a new house was built next door recently, & their SM is about 20 feet from our front bedroom wall. I am willing to pay for a stainless steel mesh guard for this neighbour’s meter, but first need to here from a few folks who are using this device & not being further punished by BC Hydro. I don’t want to find it missing & be told it’s not allowed or is supposedly interfering with transmission. (see smartmeterguard.com) Neighbour is not easily engaged to discuss this, so I want to present it right the first time. Alternatives are much more expensive and messy, but we really feel our family is being affected by this. I suspect if BCH told her to remove it, she likely would.
The mesh guard is capable of stopping the signals from reaching Hydro’s collector cell transmitter, and hydro probably will remove it. Better that you put aluminum screening or such on the side of your home that faces your neighbor. The screening is available at Home Depot, for example, and is inexpensive. The smaller the holes the better. The type used for window screens is good. And then you can grow plants in front or over it to make it more attractive. This will prevent RF from coming into your home and you are not dependent on Hydro or your neighbor.
Hi Sharon, heard your interview on The Goddard Report today, someone put it up on the Mayan Majix website…did you know the insurance co. Coast Capital Credit Union uses for home insurance in particular is Lloyd’s?
Also wondered if you’ve been following the news about the US Navy turning Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula into an EMF wargames platform?
If you like I can send you links; I’ve also had several articles and letters published about this and related stories since Dec 2014.
I live in Shirley…
Sorry to take so long to respond. No, I didn’t know that Coast Capital uses Lloyd’s as its insurer, but many companies do. It is one of the largest and most respected companies in the world — and also one of the oldest.
Yes, we have been following the plans for war games on the Olympic Peninsula. Go and read the newsletters on this site and you will see a lot of info that I’ve sent out in my updates. If you would like to get my updates, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with “updates” on the subject line.
Many people in BC have been writing to the US govt agency with concerns, and we’ve been begging our MLAs and MPs to get involved — but the silence has been deafening. The people in Washington are very angry about this and have been fighting these plans which will endanger this pristine area and all the life in it, including all sorts of wildlife.
We have been told we have no choice but to allow access for Hydro changing to smart meter. There is a new policy that BC Hydro will disconnect hydro for all business,( we are a small homebased rescue) who refuse access to change meters. We are the first and in northern BC. Is this possible? I am on full time oxygen and they will disconnect hydro irregardless. Sincerely Marie Yvette and sons
Marie, I assume yours is a commercial account. Hydro is not allowing anyone with a commercial account to opt out. Another case of discrimination. I am sorry I didn’t see your comment earlier and I will contact your directly.
Hydro has been directed by this govt to put a smart meter on every home, despite it being dangerous and a fire hazard. They don’t care if people are harmed — so I doubt that they would hesitate to disconnect you just because you need to breathe.
We need to demand a recall on these dangerous devices NOW.
Hi Sharron just received another threat letter from Brad Bishops office. It says my power may be cut off as early as Oct 29 if I do not allow a smart meter installation is there anything I can do?
Hi Leon. This is Ted replying. Options include 1) refusing and then having power cut (and learning how to cope) 2) negotiating for an analog meter and the legacy fee. 3) caving in and accepting the Smart Meter and then learning how to shield yourself from the damn RF radiation and DE.
Please show show your support for the Lawsuit against BCHydro which is hitting the BC supreme court in December. Support by donation (lawyers are not free), show up at the court house, write to MLA, Christy Clark, MPs
I would like to join the class action lawsuit, but can’t get a response to your contact when I click on. please let me know how to apply. I have had problems with smart meters and health ever since they went in in my apartment in west Vancouver.
Although I do not follow conspiracy theories as most of them are half baked, here is food for thought. If you recall, Gordon Campbell was “invited” to the Bilderberger Conference in June of 2010. This meeting is “Ultra” secretive and only 130 of the world’s top business and political executives are asked to attend. They publish a list of topics they apparently discuss and one happens to be globalization. One has to ask then, why Campbell? This is where perhaps a little bit of speculation comes in. Reading your excellent post, it is quite clear that the phenomena of “Smart Meters” is global in nature and seems to have been implemented around the world roughly about the same time. Well guess what. BC’s Clean Energy Act which stripped the BCUC of its powers to regulate and control Smart Meters received Royal Assent on June 3, 2010, exactly the same day that Campbell was in Spain attending the Bilderberger Meeting presumably discussing globalization. Coincidence, who knows.
In many of your posts, you pose the question “why the big push” to get Smart Meters installed? There seems to be no visible reason. I wonder if there is a higher organization controlling this than we will ever know. Food for thought.
Hello, I am a PWD on Ministry funding. (PWD = Person with Disabilities)
I have refused the smart meter because BC Hydro to this day have not answered any of my questions at all what so ever, not even a hint of an answer. All they have done is bullied me and threatened me and badgered me to get there smart meter installed at my residence. I have refused to this day because of there lack of willingness to answer or provide information to the health effects or CSA approval of this device, there is no CSA approval and if it is not approved by CSA, then it is a health hazard if not tested and approved.
Now last week I got a letter stating they will disconnect my power if I don’t let them install there smart meter at my address. I feel helpless and don’t know what to do and I can’t afford to lose my power, I can hardly afford it after there raise hike of 28% and there extortion fee of $500 a year for my old meter.
I can’t believe this is happening to me, just dealing with my disability is enough in life. I feel like BC Hydro is the Godfather by the way I have been treated with there PAY-OR-ELSE plan as they walk all over a helpless person. I don’t know if you can help but I wish this nightmare to stop for me and I can just go back to being sick with my disability, I have lost enough sleep over this as well.
They tell me I have an option to switch to a standard smart meter for free or I will default to receive a radio-off meter, because BC Hydro states they no longer have stock of the legacy meters.
Is there anything I can do to stop this? And what is a radio-off meter?
Jon, I will respond directly to you. BC Hydro is trampling on our Charter rights, ignoring the fact that these meters endanger our health, our security, and our safety. These are fire hazards that should be recalled and I believe Hydro and all of our politicians are guilty of willful negligence allowing these to be on our homes. We must join together to raise our voices through rallies, picketing and protests to let these people know we’re not going to take this treatment and we’re not going away.
Ok, so there is nothing I can do. Thanks for your help.
Just wanted to let you know our story. We opposed the smart meter for day one. I built a box around our meter with a hole through the center so the glass could poke out for those ^#&_÷^× to be able to read the meter. I posted signs I d/led from this site I believe as we as signs by my front door. My wife and I live in this house with our 4 children. Our bills use to be around $400 (per cycle) in spring/summer months and $800 in fall/winter. Now they are $1700-1800. So let me now explain how we got our smart meter. After the failure of our company we were struggling to pay bills and had fallen behind a few times but had always managed to pay our bills sometimes late but paid non the less. Well we were behind once again and we got caught up. We didn’t our Hydro anything and they sent us a bill saying they wanted a wait for it …. $2500.00 security deposit. 2500 freaking dollars.
So we were struggling to pay as it was but like I said we were caught up but didn’t have an extra 2500 laying around well my wife and I were relaxing in our room and the TV went off. I ran out on the deck and the Hydro guy was running to his truck laughing and said I guess you should of paid your bill. Well he was lucky I was up on the deck cuz if I would of been able to get a hold of him I wouldn’t of had to worry about bills cuz the government would be paying them for me for awhile. So they ripped off the cover and pulled my meter. All because I couldn’t pay a security deposit. Remember I didn’t owe anything for power usage just the deposit. I was forced to borrow money to pay these blackmailers their security deposit so my kids had a home. And once I did they put in a new smart meter after all that time paying the extra money to be able to keep our meter I am and have been for the last year a smart meter owner. My bills have increased about 75% aND they were outrageous before now they are crazy high. Anyway that’s our condensed story thanks for reading.
Ward, what a horrible thing to have happen. I am not sure why Hydro would have required such a huge deposit. That seems outrageous and I would strongly encourage you to contact the BC Utilities Commission and lodge a formal complaint with them. Patrick Wruck is the complaint officer and his email is Patrick.wruck@bcuc .com or you can phone him at 604-660-3632.
Hydro is using any excuse to get a smart meter on homes, and if they can figure out a way to turn your power off, they will force you to be smetered as a condition for getting the power back on.
The increase in your bills are hard to understand. May I suggest you get your consumption history and share with me. Let’s look at your history of average daily usage. You can find this by going on to http://www.bchydro.com and go into your account. Click on “view usage”, and then under “viewing method” look at consumption data table. This will give you the average daily usage by month going back for years. It will be interesting to see the “before” and “after” smart meter figures.
Just wanted to point out the Victoria, Australia procedure for installing smart meter includes turning OFF the power for 30-60 minutes while the meter is installed – NOT hotwiring it while the power is on.
Is it possible to buy a new analog meter and have it properly installed by a qualified electrician? That would ruin Hydro’s insistence that my old meter needs to be changed for my own safety. I’m willing (for now) to still pay the $64.80 “legacy fee” BC Hydro extorts from me on each bill, but August’s bill had the added $65 + tax for my non-compliance with Corix on the Smart Meter installation they again tried to force on me.
I called BC Hydro to complain about the bill but all levels of that company are set in not really discussing that matter. Both persons I spoke with had a roundabout way of saying the same thing…you owe us, so pay us.
Right now the Tariff (the contract Hydro wrote that we must accept if we want this essential service) says that Hydro owns the meters and they can change at their will. And the Clean Energy Act says that Hydro will install smart meters.
Many people have told Hydro that they would like to buy their own brand new analog (and even give it to Hydro so that Hydro owns it), pay for it to be certified accurate according to Measurements Canada standards, and to pay for Hydro to install. Hydro has given many untrue reasons for now allowing this, but the bottom line is that they have said they will turn off the power if anyone does this.
Hydro has lied about why analogs will not be allowed:
1) they said no analogs are available. Not true.
2) they said the grid will not work unless everyone has a smart meter. not true.
3) they said that measurements Canada has new stricter requirements that the analogs don’t satisfy. not true.
The fact is Hydro is a bully and it’s their way or the highway. They are trampling on our charter right to protect our families and our homes.
How does Hydro own the meters? We own hydro. We are responsible for all of its debts and pay for everything through fees and rates. It makes no sense that Hydro owns the meters.
Hi, just received a letter from BC Hydro November 2018 saying my analogue installed two years ago has expired and needs to be replaced. They have no analogue meters and I will have to pay to have a smart meter installed. If I do not allow them access they will fine me for each time they come out. Is there a letter to send to BC Hydro or a way of purchasing a analogue meter?
It looks like the upper management of BCHydro have made the decision to have all analogue meters upgraded to SM or ROSM (radio off smart meters by end the year. There has been a huge push by the installers lately and they are being very aggressive in their handling of the installation. (very aggressive – I would guess that their pay may be based on the number of installs completed)
The options seem to be only:
1 – SM = full on Smart Meter – no extra charge to install and no extra monthly charges.
2 – ROSM = Radio Off SM – no extra charge to install but a $32.40 charge per month for manual reading
3 – no meter = no electricity and a charge to re-connect at some future date.
4 – analogue – not an option
The Coalition has tried to convince BCHydro, the BCUC, and the various governments in BC to be more tolerant in their handling this issue but it seems to fall on deaf ears. The local MLAs are useless and say that the decisions are out of their hands. The local MPs say the same. It seems that no level of government is listening to those whose lives are severely impacted.
I measure RFR from ROSM and SM for many clients who are EHS and there seems to no solution except to pay thousands of dollars to install RFR shielding or to move. Move where? When 5G hits then there may be NO place to hide or get away from SM radiation and from cell tower radiation.
If a sufficient number of people who are impacted by this SM issue get together to make it a very public and embarrassing one to the BC and Canadian government then we just might get some traction. If there are small groups that wish to discuss this then maybe we could use ZOOM to communicate.
March 30, 2017 and I don’t see any updates on this.
I’m still trying to find a way to keep my analog meter but aren’t having any luck. They haven’t threatened to disconnect me nor sent another Corix flunky since the last one was here late last year.
You may not be aware that there is a class action suit here in Quebec ,the motion has been stamped September 18,2015 ,in Montreal, QC. CANADA
we are seeking damages for the cumulative effects of exposure to EMF.
As our case includes damages both physical and moral
as a result of privacy breaches from smart meters.and all types of exposures to EMF
We will appreciate if you would add our case to your list.
Our proceedings can be viewed on our web site.
Charles O’Brien is our Lawyer in this case here in Montreal
Wrap your smart meter in tin foil from the dollar store and then duct tape the he’ll out of it…this will stop the waves from escaping the meter and protect you…aluminum foil is the best for stopping the waves if they won’t remove them.
Hi Chris. Yes the Al foil will stop the radiation from getting out of the Smart Meter from the side and front. The BCHydro collection system will not get any readings and then they will send their technical people to your house to see what is going on. 1st – they will rip the Al foil off and 2nd – they will give you hell for doing so. And if you do it again I expect that they will tack on some sort of penalty on your next bill.
IMHO the best solutions include: 1) shield the INSIDE walls with Al or Shielding PAINT. 2) move the Smart Meter away from house (could be expensive) 3) do not spend time in the room close to the Smart Meter 4) move out of the house.
If you select Al shielding then you should have the radiation measured by a competent RFR surveyor to ensure that you are protected.
Hi Chris and Ted,
I’ve been researching protection from smart meters. Below is a response I received from the manufacturers of the Smart Meter Guard. They say the meter cage will not stop transmission. Some people say it does. Does anyone know for sure? It costs $130 US, so I don’t want to make a mistake.
I have to replace the new analog meter with a smart meter because I can no longer afford Hydro’s extortionist fee.
Yes, the utility companies still get the signal they need with the Smart Meter Guard installed. This is why. Smart meters are made to transmit up to about 20 miles so they make they with fairly high RF power, usually 1 to 5 watts depending on the manufacturer. The Smart Meter Guard is about 98% to 99% efficient at blocking the RF so the 1% or 2% that gets out is enough to travel a mile or two. Most utility company receiving station are only a few blocks from everyone’s homes so they get their signal. We have sold quite a few Smart Meter Guard across the US and Canada and haven’t had a utility company that couldn’t get a signal.
Also, the Smart Meter Guard blocks the RF radiation going inside the house so there is no need for extra shielding behind the smart meter. This is the technical reason why it blocks the RF inside the house. Your electrical utility box is made of grounded metal including the sides, top, bottom and back. RF cannot penetrate grounded metal so your utility box actually blocks RF from radiating out the back. RF emits from the glass portion of the smart meter radially back into your house. RF is not directional it propagates radially in all directions, including back into your house, similar to sound waves. Once the Smart Meter Guard is installed over the glass portion of your smart meter your entire utility box and smart meter are covered in grounded metal that the RF cannot penetrate. We posted a video demonstrating the Smart Meter Guard blocking the RF inside the house on our web site. Here is a link to the video that shows this: http://www.smartmeterguard.com Scroll to bottom of the Home page, it’s the second video down.
Thanks again and please let us know if you need more information on this.
Smart Meter Guard
Chris, I agree with everything Ted said, but would like to add one important point. These meters will catch fire if they get too hot. Covering the meter with anything like foil, especially if the meter is in the sun or if it’s hot, will cause the meter to overheat and it can cause a fire. These are fire hazards and if they overheat or get water inside there can be major problems.
As mentioned, BC Hydro replaced my old analog meter with a new one at my insistence. For many months now I have had to pay $35 per month for reading the meter, in spite of the fact that I am on an equal payment plan.
As a pensioner, I can no longer afford to pay their extortion fee. I now have to order a smart meter.
I have researched suggestions about how to protect oneself from the smart meter EMF. Some of the solutions are expensive. Some of it I don’t understand – reflectors, absorbers, aluminum foil, stainless steel mesh, etc.
Can someone advise me of what is the least expensive, yet effective, shielding? Would much appreciate it. Thank you.
Does anyone have experience with
Doesn’t the RF travel into the home though? It seems that BCH should be advising customers to have their connections checked prior to install due to these risks as the arching could be dated. Any advice on whether we could purchase a used analogue meter or send it out for recertification/calibration? And where can I find the expiry date?
Yes, Michelle, the RF travels into the home from your meter and your neighbours’. Hydro will deny this is a problem but you and I know it is.
Re. arcing. This is caused when the tabs that hold the meter in the base become widened. Every time a meter is removed and another pushed into place, the tabs are widened. Analogs were changed every 30 years to so, so this was not a problem. But smeters are replaced every 5-7 years. When the gap exists, arcing will occur and this leads to fires.
You cannot buy a new analog, pay to have it certified as accurate and pay to have a qualified electrician install it. Hydro has turned power off for customers who have done this — claiming that the analog is unsafe. NOT TRUE. They just want us to not have any control or choice.
You will not find an expiry date. Hydro has the records and we are forced to trust an agency that has done nothing but lie to us from day 1.
First smart water meters, then controls, then privatisation causing large price increases in water services.
This is the international UN globalists’ original plan, Agenda21 (and now Agenda30) becoming a reality for Greek citizens
The same concept is on the agenda for all of North America.
In fact if you are near people with smeters you probably are being irradiated by theirs more than you will from one on your wall. The emissions go out, by and large. But you will get some, especially in close proximity to the meter. If your meter is in an area where you or others spend a lot of time, you will be exposed and should consider shielding. The cheapest ones are effective although they don’t look great. One is aluminum screening, like that used for windows. Small holes make it hard for the waves to penetrate. Cover the wall area inside the home on the wall where the meter is. Another is aluminum sheeting, the kind used for insulation. You can get sheets in the Dollar Store (mylar, I think is the name). It’s the “space blanket” used to keep warm in a car during winter. Tape it up over the section of the wall behind the meter. You should get it grounded — the best person to help with this is an electrician.
If you don’t want to shield, then try to keep a good distance from the wall. Don’t have your bed any where near it.
As you know dirty electricity is also a major problem. There are filters that can reduce DE significantly. There are different kinds, but Stetzer filters is what we use in our home. Google it and you will find out about them.
A major concern is fire. These meters are fire hazards and should be recalled for that alone. Keep an eye on yours. If it feels warm, or gets water inside, or if you notice weird electrical things like flickering lights, call Hydro asap because people have told me things like this happened before the meter caught fire.
Just because you have a smart meter doesn’t mean you should stop fighting. Our rights have been trampled on, our privacy is invaded, our health is threatened and our safety is at risk. These things should be recalled and we should be presenting this info to the new Energy Minister.
I stumbled across something on Youtube that is amazing. Gave me a broad analysis about what is happening health-wise around the world with all of the new technology such as cell phones, smart meters, computers,
Must watch: Dr. D. Klinghardt “Smart Meters + EMR, the Health Crisis of Our Time”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwNYgmk–w0 80% of illness is now due to man-made electromagnetic field! Particularly harmful to babies, small children. Dr. D. Klinghardt also gives solutions.
Do forward to all of your loved ones!
My house burned down because of our smart meter almost a year ago. Our dog and bunny perished in the fire and we lost almost all of our belongings. It was totally covered up. but we did get the meter. We still haven’t even managed to get the house rebuilt, so many delays.
We just bought a house in Abbotsford. It had a smartmeter already on it. Does anyone know what our legal rights are in demanding that it be removed? It was difficult enough finding a house in today’s real estate environment. To find one that didn’t have a smartmeter would have been pretty much impossible. I fear, though, that the utility will not honour our demand. Any help with info on this that you can offer would be very much appreciated!
Hello. I still have my analog meter and have been through a ton of bulling, badgering, threats, lies, and extra cost. All from Corex and BC Hydro since the the DumbMeter system was corperatally thrusted at us with no chance to choose safety over corporate profit! The Govt did this to every BC Hydro customer to turn a quick profit and now there gone we are left holding the bag or cost of there profit or greed over others! There is nothing you can do! BC Hydro is the over lord and will put profit ahead of your safety! Be aware plastic meters will catch fire. And in every one that has caught fire in Canada the Pov Hydro team has removed every meter in every case a crossed Canada to protect there quick profit scheme. And in every case the meter is removed before the fire department does there investigation of what caused the fire. Then they have then negated all liability. That is the fight for me, that the put profit over human lives and this should not be happening to a medically disabled person as myself that has to choose Hydro over food every two months. In summary you have no choice but to accept what BC Hydro says and you do have one other choice, and they have told me many times. You can disconnect and go off grid. The Fox is looking after the chickens on this one. Best of luck and get a big ABC extingsher to put out an electrical for you safety.
The “smart” meter is a part of a much bigger picture. It appears to me that corporations are behind it and influencing governments internationally.
Sharon’s excellent work against the smart meter is falling on deaf ears. She is fighting the global corporate agenda — increasing profits, surveillance of citizens (of every single move they make). Read below.
Welcome to Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge
The European Union (EU) has devoted constant efforts to devising a strategy for achieving ‘smart’ urban growth for its metropolitan city-regions. The EU has developed a range of programmes under ‘Europe’s Digital Agenda”. In 2010, it highlighted its focus on strengthening innovation and investment in ICT services for the purpose of improving public services and quality of life. Arup estimates that the global market for smart urban services will be $400 billion per annum by 2020. Examples of Smart City technologies and programs have been implemented in Milton Keynes, Southampton, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Madrid, Stockholm and in China.
Dear Sharon and all your readers,
first, I want to thank you for all the work you have done regarding the imposed smart meters in BC´s homes. I am still paying the $64.80 reading fee every two months. I pay more on the reading fee than on electricity!
As the Provincial Gov´t has changed, I recently sent a letter to Premier Hoggan and to the leader of BC Greens asking them to tackle this issue. As you discovered on your investigation of smart meter opt-out charges and reading fees, we in BC pay double and more what other companies charge accross North America. I have recently read the book “A river captured” by Eileen Pearkes, where it recounts the stories of how BC Hydro treated BC citizens whose lands were slated for flooding during construction of the various dams in the Columbia basin. It is truly disgusting! Now I understand that the abusive behaviour towards any citizen who dares oppose BC Hydro plans is not new, but rather a historical pattern.
As well as alerting on the dangers of smart meters, could you also please ad your voice on a campaign to lower the non smart-meter reading fees? I have sent the letter I wrote to Mr. Hoggan and Mr. Weaver to all my friends. I could pass it on to you if you like, so that more people address this issue.
Thanks again for all your work.
For the last 7 years I been trying get my electric meter change out . I call called called called called called trying get switch out but nothing happens ever sense they put this Feaking AMR meter in I hate to come home because everytime I come home I get ear ringing my heart gets faster , my body hurts from all the nerves in my body twitching and I can’t think clear when I am home now this winter is the worst because I am home more because the winter is colder than the last few years . no freaking body cares no body beleaves me. what do I have to do ? my tv makes high pitch noise so does my CfL lights so does my ham radio and most things that plug in my wall . so now I can’t watch the weather or the news , I can’t light my hose with lights , I can’t lesion my short wave radio and now my health is going down now, all because it is to cold to say outside more than in the house, because my house gives me health troubles from this god for sakeing mother trouble AMR meter so now I do not know what to do . paying my power bill is useless because I can’t use it . generators are expensive to use to power your home . and noisy at that too. someone please help I can almost KILL ANYBODY just to get my old meter back . solar is nice but $$$$$$ hard to do that on a low budget and I can’t get a LP hot water heater in my hot heater room no way to vent the hot water heater and no way to put anyway else in my house so I guess no hot water when I call my power company to turn it off . my life went upside down all because the freaking AMR meter the power company put in to kill me. and I do not get on internet often because my router also plugs in the wall witch also make a high pitch nose ever sense the meter was installed
I’m in desperate need of step-by-step instructions as how I am to proceed with my BCHydro analogue bill.
What I do know is adding 5% to $64.80 =68.04 and paying this a day or so later (separately of my usage charge), then having financial institution copy this transaction. But to whom and to what address is this mailed to?
Must a photocopy of the BCHydro bill also accompany copy of transaction? Along with copy of BCHydro envelope?
Where are these photocopies mailed to, together? By registered mail?
I appreciate any help anyone can offer. Thank you.
This is my second attempt to post.
Is anyone there that can help me as I urgently need to know how to further process my BCHYDRO bill. After separately paying usage and legacy, the financial institution prints my payment. Now what? Where or to whom is this copy sent to? And does it accompany copy of original bill?
My sincere appreciation.
Arthur Firstenberg via messagingengine.com
Jul 17 (3 days ago)
Please add for New Mexico:
Public Service Company of New Mexico (electric meters): NO SMART METERS
City of Santa Fe Water Division (water meters): FREE OPT-OUT
New Mexico Gas Company (gas meters): FREE OPT-OUT
— Cellular Phone Task Force email@example.com
Since my post on 2017/03/30 at 3:45 pm I have had two visits by Corex to replace my analogue meter. I kicked him off my property the first time and was billed an extra $65 on top of the $64.80 analogue meter charge I am billed.
A few months later Corex returned again and I let them install the smart meter as I can’t afford to keep making inflated payments. I took an RF off meter and will be billed an extra $40 per bill. When this all started I was told the $64.80 was to cover the cost of their meter reader having to come to the house. Now their employee will still have to come to the house to read the meter and the $40 will cover the cost. Either the BCHydro employees are taking a pay cut to do the same work I was previously billed $64.80 for or BCHydro was over charging me a lot. I’m pretty sure it was the latter. 🙂
hi, thanks for the info. we are in the same place with the meter program, they want the old analog meter and the radio off meter is the only option they give. have tried reaching out to others on this web site and have not got any response, so at this point we may have 2 choices – either take the ro meter or have no power. have you tested the radio off meter to see if it is not transmitting ? from what i understand that bc hydro says the radio off meters do not communicate wirelessy , but does that mean it is not still transmitting emf? thanks for all that everyone has done.
BCHydro is increasing the pressure on analogue users to go SM or ROSM (radio-off SM).
Many are reporting pressure.
There have been some reports that ROSM are still transmitting.
I am planning to do some RFR measuring of ROSM in the next week to see what might be going on.
I will report in a future UPDATE newsletter.
I wrote my MLA and assistant, I urge all to do the same, paying this “legacy fee” for nothing is plain robbery!… can the NDP knowing this just look away?
Just received notice that my analogue meter has expired and BC hydro wants to install a smart meter. I reposted notices on all the gates saying NO SMART METERS etc. and notified Hydro about my health issues and how I am affected by EMF. If they insist a smart meter be installed and/or threaten to shut off power, I will pay to have the meter be installed outside my fence. I feel bullied, that my rights are not being considered by BC hydro, and I will suffer financially because of it.
Is putting a copper sheet worth doing behind the meter to protect our home. Does it also help prevent fires with the digital meter, since we no longer have a choice to hold on to our analog meter? The cost of getting this work is very pricey at about $1700.00. If anyone has any suggestion to offer, I would appreciate any support in protecting our family please. Tx
I recommend that you do some RFR measurements around your home to determine where all sources are and whether shielding only your smart meter is sufficient. Copper is expensive, Aluminum sheet might do as well and cheaper. Painting the inside of the house just behind the meter might be a lot cheaper. You of course are limiting your use of wifi, wireless TV, DECT phones and heavy use of cell phones/smart phones. You must be careful about shielding because you may cause other problems. (Ted@stopsmartmetersbc.com)
Good day to everyone,
i have moved into a home with a smart meter installed. I wanted to protect my family by covering the smart meter with a faraday shielding (aluminum mesh). After installation, do i need to slap on a message on smartmeter regarding my installation of the faraday cage (im seeing this on youtube videos) for bc hydro to see? if so what message should it be? or none required?
So we had a guy sitting outside our posted locked property this morning. He said we have to have our meter changed from the old analogue to the new ROSM. We had know idea what that was. we refused him entry to do this work. He threatened a fee of $65. our power being tuned off and the police being called. I told him we opted out of the SM program and are being extorted $35.00 a month by BC HYDRO to come read our meter every 2 months. he laughed and ect…
now…I just had a RCMP officer come to my gate to ask what happened as the guy told them I refused to let them on the property to do his work. The police officer said he would talk with the guy now and get back to us if there was any follow up.
Dear Ms Sharon Noble,
Having heard of your amazing and courageous work to combat Smart Meters in British Columbia (via the EMF Summit), we are writing to let you know about this urgent International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space at http://www.5Gspaceappeal.org
As you are doubtless aware, the governments of the world are currently planning to install countless antennas on the ground and countless satellites in space to blanket the Earth with devastating 5G radiation by the year 2020. The purpose of the International Appeal is to prevent that from happening. (AS you know, 5G stands for the “fifth generation” wireless network and is an electromagnetic radiation that is far stronger than anything we have ever been exposed to so far.)
As terribly harmful as smart meters undoubtedly are, 5G is an even greater threat than the levels of radiation seen so far, and threatens to destroy every living thing in its path, because – as countless studies show – living bodies are not designed to survive 5G radiation. This is why the emblem of the Appeal is a bee on a flower, symbolic of all ecosystems on Earth.
In various towns across Britain and the Americas, thousands of trees are being cut down because branches and foliage interfere with 5G, and it is necessary for self-driving buses and trains and other automated systems – and so the signal cannot be allowed to drop. It is planned to install countless phased-array antennas on street lamps outside people’s homes – and wherever this has been done, insects and small birds have disappeared and people are getting sick.
The initiator of this International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space is Arthur Firstenberg, an American scientist, who himself lives with the terrible physical effects of electromagnetic radiation. What distinguishes the International Appeal from previous EMF/5G appeals is that while being highly scientific, with 123 scientific references, it is at the same time written in such clear language that a layperson can easily grasp the issue too. Its aim is thus to not only muster broad support from the international scientific community, but to ultimately unite humanity to prevent this terrible threat to life on Earth.
This article by Arthur Firstenberg, the initiator of the Appeal, goes into still greater detail about the FCC’s plan to deploy 5G from space, using thousands of satellites, and the effects of that here: https://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/planetary-emergency/
Many thousands of scientists, doctors and concerned individuals from all walks of life have already signed the Appeal, and it’s gathering momentum – getting bigger and bigger each day, like a snowball rolling down a mountain! The current plan is to officially present it to the governments of the world on 1st January 2018, so it is essential to gather as many signatures of individuals, organizations and nations as possible – (even though it will still be possible to sign it after that date too). Our small team is doing its best to get the word out. It would be a huge honour and boost to our cause if you too would give your moral support to the Appeal, which can be read and signed here: http://www.5Gspaceappeal.org
We are optimistic that the global threat of 5G will unite all peoples to protect and heal our Earth. In this way, as the news spreads far and wide, a thing that looks wholly evil at present can bear good fruit in the end. If you have any thoughts or comments concerning 5G or the Appeal for us, they would be very greatly appreciated. Many, many thanks for your work to enlighten and protect humanity!
In friendship and hope,
The 5G Appeal Team, Arthur, Claire, Laura, Steve and Gaëlle
Thanks. Google translation below.
Netherlands – December 14, 2018:
Network operator Enexis has to replace nearly 50,000 smart gas meters from the Itron brand. Research by the Kiwa research institute has shown that the safety of the meters cannot be guaranteed.
The supervisor, State Supervision of Mines (SSM), calls the situation urgent. Enexis must report daily how many new meters have been installed. The network manager must also communicate well with his customers about this.
The problem recently came to light through three reports of people smoking a gas smell at home. The meters were found to leak gas due to a faulty glue connection on the back of the device. The Kassa consumer program reported the problems with these meters from the Itron brand last Saturday. Those meters were replaced immediately.
In addition, the regulator has agreed with all network operators that new smart gas meters are better checked for gas tightness.
Always new problems
The placement of smart gas meters has been causing problems for some time. Research from Kassa shows that there are always new problems with changing types of smart gas meters. For example, there appeared to be such a short thread that the meter could not be screwed on the gas tap well enough.
The SSM regulator published a critical report in November. It was established that all network operators must check better, so that inadequate meters can no longer slip in between. The regulator also criticized the network operators because they were too concerned with technology and too little with consumer questions.
On 20 December, network operators must report to the regulator which improvements they have implemented.
An interview with Bruce Cain about 5G and activism [07/02/2019, 77′]
Great interview with Ahava from Israel on the growing global movement against 5G/Smart Meters
Some of Cain’s essays on 5G can be found in the notes below the video.
Read the Essay: Template for activists to demand an end to 5G and Smart Meters
Stop 5G – Stop Smart Meters. Go to your City Council and say “I will not be subjected to a 5G Lab Experiment.”
Bruce Cain. Dearborn Heights City Council Meeting results in special study session on 5G. (05/14/2019)
Bruce Cain discusses dangers of 5G and Censorship. Dearborn City Council Meeting (May 21, 2019)
My discussion begins at 45:05
Anybody still disputing this? Its 2019. Im
in a house that is only 12 years old and they tried to state in the letter that it was outdated. and had the gall to say that we need to do work on our house to fit it as well.. lol! I called them on it and said it was looked at and it runs perfectly fine .. The phone rep changed her direction and started stating it was not in compliance and it needed to be changed or else. Then went and rambled on interrupting me stating in a robot voice that we signed an agreement blah blah. Okay.. where is this agreement.. I will talk to a lawyer next week to see what our options are
Hi, I am living in Calgary, AB and I am wondering how I can find out if Smart Meters are being installed in my city and home? I feel for all of you in BC fighting this battle… I don’t know if the same is happening in Alberta already and we are just more ignorant, or if Smart Meters are still to come. Any tips and references would be much appreciated!
anyone have a suggestion / experience of what to do when BC Hydro – in this case Jeremie Tuliao – calls and says, “we’re changing your meter to a radio-off smart meter in 2 weeks or we’ll cut off your hydro and there’s a $700 fee to reconnect” ?
Can anyone tell me if any BC Hydro customer has been:
1. Disconnected for refusing a Smart Meter?
2. Actually paid them the $700 bucks they are demanding for re-connection?
I’m facing a disconnection next week and a $700 re-connection fee. Please. Anyone?
I put them off until got a final disconnection letter. Without power I have no water and life is impossible for me then. As well as $700 I don’t have since I am on a fixed income. There is nothing you can do because Crusty Clark made it law and filled her deep pockets off of the SM program and site C section of BC. You have 2 options my friend.
1. Accept the SM and pay one time fee of $55. Radio off meter still has $20 a month extortion fee.
2. Or disconnect power.
I love there no choice choices but to let them walk all over you and thats the law. We use to own the company before clever lobbyist stole it from the good people. Water is free running through a turbine we paid for. This is legalized theft and cost us dearly. I gave in and instead of cutting of my power I will take the SM. I wonder what new cost they will drum up, I can’t afford life now.
Thanks for the input Jon. I think we fought the good fight up until now but it’s getting to be too expensive to fight any longer. (Although I’m sure our bills will skyrocket once the SM is installed.) Coming here at least I don’t feel so alienated and alone. I can be outraged, furious and indignant with my fellow sufferers. I’ve been plagued with the notion that the good folks who gave up their lives in the past Rich Man’s Wars to fight “communism” and “fascism” died in vain since we now have a corrupt fascist entity of the government forcing the people they’re supposed to represent to take a death-inducing device on their private property.
I just received the same final notice. I’ve never received a previous notice. This is the only one, dated Sept. 16, 2019 and giving me until Sept. 30, 2019 to make arrangements. I just received the letter on Sept. 23, 2019 and read it yesterday. Can this be even close to legal? They have basically given me 5 business days to make arrangements or will shut off my power. My debts are paid up to date. I will have no water for my livestock if they shut off my power, because I am on well that needs power to run the pump.
Once when I was brand new to my profession of a Property Claims Adjuster, I was told that in order to be a success you will need to become a “benevolent skeptic,” what caused that opinion to formulate was no doubt the fact that as a Property Claims Adjuster I often see people and organizations at their best, and at their worst. I have finally concluded like most occupations, the quest for a positive bottom line is the determining factor for the actions that are usually taken by large Insurance Companies.
The problem that I have is that being a part of an industry that prides itself in keeping a record of past losses and recommending changes to insureds so those same losses do not happen again, makes it hard to understand why logic instead of greed is not the guiding light for a new problem that is showing itself quite frequently now.
The problem, which at the present time has no answers that the Insurance Claim Industry is now coping with is the growth in scope of Smart Meter related damage that can best be illustrated for you with the following examples.
On the evening of March 15, 2016, a fire occurred at the South Florida Trotting Center outside of Lake Worth Florida. The resulting tragic toll of the fire was the death of 12 race horses, plus millions of dollars in damages. The fire was attributed to a catastrophic failure at the Meter Box, which contained a Smart Meter recently installed.
The catastrophic failure was so bad that sparks were flying from the meter and landing on bales of hay which had been stacked in the vicinity of the stables, as the workers at the stable did not anticipate the blaze that was to come (www.palmbeachpost.com/news/local/south-florida-trotter) is the reference for this account, however I must warn you, the article from the Palm Beach Post provided a vivid account of the agony endured by some of the horses.
We have as many as 1,000 Smart Meters exploding in Stockton California in 2017 due to a power surge (https://news.yhahoo.com/video/stockton-smart-meters-explode-truck),and the tragic death of Larry Nikkel of Victorville California, a 42 year old father who had a new Smart Meter installed by the local utility company the day he died, (www.dmlawfirm.com/pge-smart-meter-triggers-housefire).
Although I am not involved in the investigation and evaluation of the South Florida claim, I do have several claims on my desk at the present time that were generated due to the failure of the newly installed Smart Meter on the various insured’s business.
The birth of the Smart Meter is a product of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a Bill that was signed into law by President Obama. Billions of dollars were made available to various utility companies across America with the express purpose of remaking the aging electrical grid system. This desire to remake the system by which electricity is transferred to America is good, however, in an effort to grab the money the government was making available decisions concerning the design and production of the products to make this happen were not what they should be.
The Smart Meter is being sold to Americans as the answer to now make it possible for you to control the amount of electricity consumed in your home or business and with the proper download you can now keep tabs on your home, while you are at work, or on vacation, and as a result save money, although this seldom happens.
The Smart Meter is in effect a mini computer. The meter has its own IP address and can be accessed by the homeowner to control the use of power in various rooms of the house while the homeowner is absent or present.
The issue of saving money is one that appeals to us all. The Smart Meter, in order to achieve this money saving ideal is required to be on 24/7. The meters are designed to record the energy use for your home and send that information to the local Utility Companies billing office. The meters are designed to send the electrical use information on a schedule which can occur every minute, 15 minutes 30 minutes or once an hour. This constant on and off operation is a problem. Smart Meters can turn power on or off remotely. Sometimes during the activation of the remote switch, a large burst of power can cause arcing in the meter resulting in a fire, the power being required to send the billing signal.
The billing signal to the Utility Company is an omni-directional signal, meaning there is no direct transmission of the information concerning your electrical use directly to the billing office, the signal goes in every which way direction, being eventually picked up by the proper Utility office. The power of the signal can many times travel along the electrical wiring from the Smart Meter to the wiring in the structure eventually finding a worn-out piece of wiring resulting in an arcing situation and a resulting fire.
If the power is then not shut off, it just keeps coming and feeding the fire. Smart Meters do not have a fuse or breaker switch which would serve to shut off power in a surge which helps in leading to a fire. I have recently been informed that a former Electrical Engineer with a large Utility Company has developed a fuse which can serve as the key that would shut off the power at the meter and prevent a potentially serious fire loss.
Another very serious situation has been discovered when a fire occurs which may be the direct result of a malfunction of a Smart Meter, and that situation is the Utility Company will take the meter or meters into their custody and sometimes repair them and place them back into service. Also, utility companies are known to make it impossible for an Insurance Company to gain access to the meter for engineering testing to determine if the meter in fact was the source of the fire. Often it is necessary for the Insurance Company to obtain a Subpoena to have access to the Meter.
The information I have provided above is just a few of the problems dealing with the Meters, now for the positive aspects, what can you and I do to change the situation? The most important thing you can do is to raise you voice and say no to the Meter installation if your Utility Company is to be installing them. Also, most Utility Commissions which govern the Utility Companies will provide an Opt-Out option. This means that for a monthly service charge and one-time record storage fee you can keep your old analog meter and not be subject to the problems the Meters can bring.
If you have a Smart Meter installed at this time, I am encouraging you to touch the Meter to determine if it is hot to the touch. If it is, please call your Utility Company and let them know you have a hot meter, they should respond to you right away for repairs.
Why is there not one contact place on this page to contact a grassroots person in, for instance, Victoria BC? There is apparently a rally happening in our city of Victoria tomorrow with no email, no contact number, nothing? Not posted on FB either?
While this is a most impressive cache of important information and links, anecdotal and other, it really doesn’t help if we can’t find details for an event and attend? I post about the harms of 5G ad nauseum and certainly won’t stop; please comment someone or update this website for folks to access support such as I’ve described? Keep up the great work, this insanity has got to stop. Knowing the harm of this kind of technological radiation since the symposium in Warsaw, Poland in 1973 (1G) and W.H.O. and U.N. being silent to this day about it, is absolutely unacceptable, as is Elon Musk and others contaminating our inner atmosphere with hundreds of satellites so radiation can rain down on all Living Beings!! Absolutely not ok.
I see the link to the BC government page but I didn’t locate anything telling me how things are currently being handled in my province? As I understand it, we WON the case that prevented BC Hydro from imposing mandatory ‘smart’ meters if a person wasn’t willing to give up their analog meter. Now I’m hearing HUGE fees are being charged for ‘opting out’. Can someone kindly clearly clarify this for me? There seems to be a difference of opinion as to whether the citizens’ Right (to opt out) has been maintained? Many thanks.