2014-10-31 In Ontario people asking for United Way to help pay electricity bill.

  • In Ontario so many people are feeling the pinch after all of the rate increases that they are appealing to the United Way to help pay their electricity bills to prevent loss of power. When the 28% increase in Hydro rates plus time of use billing is implemented in BC, will United Way help them?



  • Director of Sask Power says he just believed Sensus when they were told they were safe. Ultimately isn’t it buyer beware? Part of the problem in BC may be that everyone believed the PR hype by ITRON and Gary Murphy (Mr. Million $$ man who used to push Sensus meters in the US). We need to demand a full independent investigation by qualified people including electrical engineers who know what to look for, as well as forensic fire investigators to look at failed meters to confirm the cause of the failures.


  • Hackers will be able to find ways to get free electricity or cause havoc for individuals.


Plus entry into your home through everyday devices:  More warnings about “the internet of things.”



  • A member noticed that the Courtenay Public Library has this very interesting book on a “staff picks” shelf, a prominent and popular display. This is really encouraging. May I suggest that you check in your library to see if it is available and if it isn’t, suggest they bring it in?



  • Correction to #2 in update of 2014-10-30.  If you have noticed heavy corrosion on your water smeter, please email me at director@stopsmartmetersbc.com.   Sorry for any confusion. It was a rough day! 😉



Sent: October 31, 2014 11:12 AM
To: Smart Meters; greg.reimer@bchydro.com
Cc: Patrick.Wruck@bcuc.com; John.Horgan.MLA@leg.bc.ca; leader@bcgreens.ca; director@stopsmartmetersbc.ca; mike.farnworth.mla@leg.bc.ca; don.mcrae.mla@leg.bc.ca; una@citizensforsafetechnology.org; Complaints BCUC:EX; Commission Secretary BCUC:EX; bchydroregulatorygroup@bchydro.com; Office PREM:EX OfficeofthePremier; bill.bennett.mla@leg.bc.ca

FYI — Hydro’s extortionist fees continue

October 31, 2014
BC Hydro, P.O. Box 9501, Stn. Terminal, Vancouver, BC V6B 4N1
Attn. Billing Dept.

Dear BC Hydro billing department,

I recently received a disconnection notice dated Oct. 21, 2014, demanding that I pay the outstanding fees totaling $141.62.

From previous bills, and from my records, this amount consists of outstanding “legacy fees” of $73.37 plus a “failed installation fee” of $68.25 (GST and any “account charges” included in both amounts).

I am enclosing a cheque for the outstanding $73.37 in “legacy fees”. You are advised that I continue to pay these fees UNDER DURESS. I consider them to be extortionist and discriminatory (see my attached letter to BCH and others dated Sept. 11), and therefore illegal. However, as it is impossible to live in modern society without electricity, you have me over a barrel with no option but to pay these horrid fees.

Concerning the failed installation fee, I have twice spoken with Wil in your smart meter department (by phone calls on Sept. 4 and Oct. 30) who assured me that this fee will be held in abeyance until my expired analogue meter has been replaced with another, certified analogue meter. Wil agreed to have the installer call me the day before he intends to carry out this exchange so that I and my electrician can be present and provide him access to my meter.

Wil originally informed me (on Sept. 4) that this would occur within a couple of weeks, but it has yet to occur. Therefore, since no one from Hydro or Corix has been around to replace my meter, I should not be charged a failed installation fee, and I will not be paying it.

I also want it to be noted again that none of my neighbours have had their smart meters activated. This means that their meter readings need to be done manually (like mine) or estimated. Such discrimination is illegal: all BCH customers must be treated in a fair and like manner, and clearly this is not the case with those wishing to keep their analogues. I notice that my meter reader only comes to my home to read the meter, which means that all my neighbours are having their meters estimated. Why can I not be treated in the same manner, which, according to your determination, would save me the bimonthly meter reading fee of $32.40?


From concerned Americans

re. EMR warfare training in the Olympics:


It doesn’t matter if this is happening far away. Please write a few words. You don’t have to write anything like mine.
Please do this today everyone…. see easy to use comment link.. just say anything.  Let them know people aren’t apathetic any more and
that the Forest Service is on the conscience radar of people in Hawaii, where we almost never have any input about military entitlement.


Here is my comment

To whom this may concern…

I am now 61 years old. I have lived in Washington State, both west and eastern side of Cascades for decades.

The down side risks of many technologies are known but not discussed or considered. An example is cell phone hazards, hidden as warnings by cell phone manufacturers in the fine print, while they proclaim safety. The same is true of almost every other additive, new technology, or new program. The FCC determines safety based on the obsolete SARS standards of heating tissue. Studies of biological effects and diseases from very weak RF and EMF have been collected at www.bioinitiative.org

The Forest Service is not using precautionary principle in allowing public lands with protected ecosystems to be exposed to experimental technology. It is time that parks and reserves not be designated as restriction-free military zones, as has occurred in vast areas of the Pacific. Today, whales and other marine mammals are being tortured and killed by low frequency experimental technology. The Navy doesn’t care.

Closer to where we two legged people live, anyone can quickly find studies of cell tower hazards, particularly from Europe where risks are not downplayed as much as in U.S.

The committee considering public comment needs to realize that a top/down system cannot protect the people or the Earth from corruption or special interests, such as the military industrial complex, which we were warned about by President Eisenhower more than 50 years ago. That special interest CANNOT buy you off!

Corruption and lack of precautionary principle is NOT the new normal.  It doesn’t matter if the EPA or FCC or any other branch of government is bought off and corrupt. The Forest Service is composed of people who studied the environment in school. I myself studied forestry.  You must stand up to the idea that nature exists as a resource for humans to mine and pollute. This includes EMF pollution.

I urge you to list the risks and ignore those who say “There are no risks, it is safe”.  If it is safe, why is this technology being tested as weaponry? Do you think that frequencies that could take out electronic circuitry, would not influence biological metabolism?  Please see www.bioinitiative.org for your answer.

Ray Songtree
Kauai Transparency Initiative International Non-Profit

—— Original message ——

Date: 10/31/2014 12:21 AM
Subject:PLEASE– Emergency Comments due TOMORROW on Electronic Warfare in Olympic Peninsula

Hullo folks,

PLEASE CLICK YOUR VOTE “NO” on this nightmare planned for the Olympia Peninsula–which will cause an immediate, high rise in cancers of the Colville Native persons, as well as decimating any small towns in within the target area.

Unfortunately I didn’t learn about this terrifying Navy project until today. The deadline for public comment is tomorrow, October 31, 2014. You may submit comments to the US Forest Service here: https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public//CommentInput?Project=42759. I urge you to send a comment, however brief, before the deadline.

Briefly, the Navy is proposing to turn a large part of Washington’s magnificent Olympic Peninsula, as well as a portion of northeastern Washington, into Electronic Warfare training ranges. A giant antenna resembling a house-sized golfball will be installed at the Naval Station at Moclips, just outside the Quinault Indian Reservation on the Olympic Peninsula. According to the data in the Environmental Assessment, I calculate that it will have an effective power of 5 million watts. It will be capable of sending 64 simultaneous beams at frequencies of between 2 and 18 GHz. The golfball will only be 40 feet off the ground.

In addition, three mobile, truck-mounted antennas will be moved around between 15 different sites in the Olympic National Forest, and three more mobile antennas will operate from 8 different locations in the Okanagan and Colville National Forests in northeastern Washington. They will each have a power of 100,000 watts, and will be in use 260 days a year, 8 to 16 hours a day. The city of Forks will be directly in the line of fire, right between three of these locations and the Pacific Ocean. The locations in the Colville National Forest are next to the Colville Indian Reservation, about 70 miles northwest of Spokane, and one is only 3 miles from the city of Oroville.

In addition, UHF transmitters will be added to an existing tower on Octopus Mountain in the Olympic Peninsula for communication with aircraft and ships.

Needless to say, the peace of the Olympic Peninsula will be destroyed forever. The radiation in both locations will impact predominantly native Americans.


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