2017-08-04 Ad for full time permanent smeter installers due to short lifespan

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1)    Smeter fires in the UK attributed to “poor installations” but one article says the “engineers” receive a year’s training. If this is so, it seems that the experts should be looking more closely at the smeters as the cause.

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“Sorry, I’ve blown up your house”, said an engineer to one family…”  See article below re. Scotland ad to learn the term “engineer” doesn’t mean the installer is an electrical engineer.

Smart Meter Installations

House fires believed to have occurred as a result of poorly-fitted smart meters.

All of our Smart Energy Experts receive 12 months of training resulting in a City and Guilds QF level 2 qualification, initially at one of the British Gas academies, which are rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. They also receive on-going support to ensure that they are maintaining an excellent service for our customers. We conduct frequent checks after installations: these confirm that the standard of installation work by our engineers is very high, matching the quality of training we provide and the overriding priority we attach to safety in everything we do at British Gas.


Watchdog S38E01 – Episode 1 (June 28, 2017) – 02:55-16:00 & 57:00-58:08 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOuQ8kdnJFE


& Reaction – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Sg6shEWd_c


2)    Long-term employment for installing and replacing smeters in Scotland. Industry officials have estimated 5-7 year lifespans, but even 10-12 is going to mean ongoing expense.

John Horgan <premier@gov.bc.ca> and the Energy Minister  <michelle.mungall.MLA@leg.bc.ca> should be reminded.


“About Smart Metering

The Smart Meter Roll-Out will require approximately 12,000-15,000 engineers to replace 53 million meters in 27 million properties by 2020. A relitively [sic] short smart meter life-span of 10-12 years’ will ensure sustainable employment for years’ to come.


3)    BC Hydro hiring people to work on cybersecurity. I didn’t see any specific mention of smeters but this must be part of this major project.  We need to find out how much money is going to be spent on this that wouldn’t need to be spent if we still had our analogs.



I do hope others will write to ISEDC with your comments and concerns.

From: X, Maple Ridge, BC
To: ic.spectrumauctions-encheresduspectre.ic@canada.ca
Cc: Jane.Philpott@parl.gc.ca; kirsty.duncan@parl.gc.ca; Navdeep.Bains@parl.gc.ca; Dan.Ruimy@parl.gc.ca; lisa.beare.MLA@leg.bc.ca; mayorandcouncil@mapleridge.ca; Bill.Casey@parl.gc.ca; Len.Webber@parl.gc.ca; Don.Davies@parl.gc.ca; Ramaz.Ayoub@parl.gc.ca; Colin.Carrie@parl.gc.ca; Doug.Eyolfson@parl.gc.ca; Rachel.Harder@parl.gc.ca; Darshan.Kang@parl.gc.ca; John.Oliver@parl.gc.ca; Sonia.Sidhu@parl.gc.ca; Andrew.Adams@hc-sc.gc.ca; ccrpb-pcrpcc@hc-sc.gc.ca
Sent: Aug 3, 2017

Subject: ISEDC Consultation on 5G

August 3, 2017

To: Industry Canada ( ISEDC )

re:   ISEDC Consultation on 5G 

I am writing to comment on the Industry Canada ISEDC “Consultation on Releasing Millimetre Wave Spectrum to Support 5G”.  http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf11298.html

The statement by ISEDC saying that the “objective is to maximize the economic and social benefits” really should include “after evidence it is 100% safe to proceed”.

I strongly urge you to delay the rollout of all proposed 5G bands ( 24, 28 and 38 GHz ) until there is a extensive review of the potential health effects, and the results are made available to all Canadians.  Until these studies are completed and prove that there are no effects to health, all 5G licenses should be put on hold.

Industry Canada allowed various other ranges of frequencies to be used over the years, and many of the frequencies you approved as safe, affect my health on a daily basis.  Brain tumour surgery in the 1980s, affected my blood brain barrier from doing its job, shielding my brain from things like electromagnetic radiation.  I know for a fact that the source of the health effects are from wireless, because the surgery took place prior to the first cell phones.  Once cell phones and cell tower antennas arrived, it was clear what was affecting me.  In the late 1980s, visiting Toronto was jumping into the wide range of frequencies I had not experienced before.   When we arrived in the hotel room close to many cellular antennas in downtown Toronto, my health was affected.  Family took me to the Toronto hospital where I began to feel normal again.  My brain surgeon examined me back in Ottawa, he even did another CT Scan, he too couldn’t see any new issues, and after four years of excellent recovery he was not sure what was suddenly causing the side effects that I was experiencing.   For the next 5 years I continued to live in small towns where the early days of cell phone networks were not really progressing as much as large cities.

It all changed when I moved to a large city in British Columbia, just as the second generation of cell phone frequencies were installed.  The next few years were challenging.  Wireless affected mostly me, but was also affecting my wife during the strongest emissions.  We experienced a range of sharp pains, headaches and trouble sleeping occurred when near cell phone antennas.  3G and 4G networks were slightly better then the early versions of 1G and 2G frequencies; however, still today, when close to powerful smart phones and cell towers, the health effects are still strong.  Years ago we had to move away from an area with several strong cell phone tower antennas.

I read about the Telus “small cell” antennas in BC and attended a Telus open house information session about them.  Some areas in BC have these antennas.  They appear to be very similar to the proposed set up for 5G on light poles or telephone poles.  These new antennas on telephone poles in front of homes are apparently 4G, and they are very strong and give me a headache that lasts up to 4 hours, even after I have left that area.  I personally know already that these are bad for my health, and I’m sure anyone else that is already sensitive to wireless emissions.  I can not have one of these antennas near my home, and especially in front of my home.  I have read some studies about 5G that involve reactions with the skin feeling as if it is burning.  I have felt a burning sensation on the skin several times from 3G and 4G, and am not surprised at the results of the study.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22170380   Please review the other studies in the attached references.  I am not alone, there are many BC residents that I have met who also have a sensitivity to microwave radiation / wireless emissions.  I’m sure there are many more out there.  I hope that you can show some concern and recognize that anyone can easily become sensitive to this, I just had a much earlier start due to my surgery.  Various people I know, who did not have any major surgery or health issues before, have had some reactions to microwave emissions.

EMFscientist.org [https://www.emfscientist.org/] shows that over 224 scientists from 41 nations, who have published peer-reviewed papers on the biological or health effects of non-ionizing radiation, were presented to the UN to emphasize the need for precautionary measures.  Industry Canada needs to recognize that there are real issues with the existing 3G and 4G frequencies.  ISEDC needs to make sure 5G is safe ( if that is possible ) and demand an extensive study to make sure it doesn’t create even larger health issues than we already have.

Why would Industry Canada want to approve something that is not safe?  As brain tumours increase every year, how can Industry Canada expect people to ignore the studies from over 200 scientists?  If 5G is launched without any concerns from Industry Canada  ISEDC or Health Canada, any further increase of brain tumours will create a very large question based on this very consultation process, asking ISEDC why it progressed without precautionary steps to verify that it was safe beforehand.  I am just one of many Canadians that are already affected, and very concerned about 5G.

Please do not ignore these concerns or shift the blame to other departments.  Your department ISEDC now covers science, and as your website states : “ encouraging scientific research “ and “managing airwaves”.  So, as I understand it, you would have little difficulty reviewing the science and demanding more scientific studies on 5G before you continue any further.   ISEDC also states that it “protects and promotes the interests of Canadians”.  Since your department is there to encourage scientific research and protect Canadians, a full review, which will protect consumers – Canadian consumers who help industry succeed, this request should be high on your priority list.  Your mandate states that ISEDC is based on a “Knowledge-based economy”, to invest in science and technology to “generate knowledge”.  I encourage you to delay 5G for now and follow your own ISEDC mandate to search for the true answers and publish the actual knowledge, a complete report of all the studies about health effects from 5G, prior to any approval.

Thank you.



Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters​

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
~ Aldous Huxley

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