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Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
PO Box 52061
Beacon Ave. RPO
Sidney, BC V8L 5V9

EMAIL address for letters to BCUC: commission.secretary@bcuc.com
EMAIL address for Greg Reimer, BC HYDRO:  greg.reimer@bchydro.com

Smart Meter Class Action postings, in chronological order, are HERE.
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Oct 4

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly about Wireless Technology

A Rare Event: Dr. Magda Havas to speak in Kelowna on Friday, November 13, 2015

Magda Havas November 13-2015. .

Magda Havas, BSc., Ph.D. presents
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly about Wireless Technology

Doctor Havas will be presenting information pertaining to the damage that occurs with Radio and Microwave Technologies and WiFi in your children's schools, smart meters and cell phones. 

This is honestly one of the best presentations you will ever see.

Dr. Havas's information will be of particular interest to all parents, grandparents, teachers, school boards, medical professionals, teenagers and seniors.

Everyone Welcome

WHEN    Friday, Nov. 13, 2015
WHERE  Evangel Church (Main Door)
3261 Gordon Avenue
Kelowna B.C.

TIME    7 PM - 9 PM
COST    Kelowna Safe Meters is accepting a $10.00 donation at the door, with Gratitude.


Magda Havas is Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University where she teaches and does research on the biological effects of electromagnetic energy. Dr. Havas received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and presently teaches at Trent University in Peterborough, Canada.  

Her current research is concerned with the biological effects of electromagnetic pollution including radio frequency radiation, electromagnetic fields, dirty electricity, and ground current. She works with diabetics as well as with individuals who have multiple sclerosis, tinnitus, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and those who are electrically hypersensitive. Her latest research links microwave radiation from wireless phones to heart irregularities such as arrhythmia (irregular beats of the heart) and tachycardia (rapid heart rate). She also conducts research on sick building syndrome as it relates to dirty electricity in schools. She has given talks in more than a dozen countries on her research.  

Dr. Havas served as an expert witness in matters dealing with electrical pollution in both Canada and the United States and has been an advisor to several public and educational groups concerned with the health of the environment. She serves on the Scientific Secretariat for the International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety and serves as science advisor on EMF-related issues to non-profit organizations in Canada, United States, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Oct 1

CLASS ACTION (Lawsuit) PACKAGE (refreshed October 1, 2015)

Links to Participation Forms, Q and A and other information for anyone opposed to BC Hydro's Smart Meter Program



Status of Class Action, Aug. 20, 2015 (update coming soon)

Application for Certification, October 1, 2015
Application to Amend, October 1, 2015

* Check out the postings under BCUC/BC Hydro Class Action / BCUC on this website for ongoing news and updates. 




Questions and Answers relating to Participation Forms

Opt-Out Sign for Analog (Option 1)

Opt-out Sign for Analog (Option 2- Class Action Version)



Mini Class Action Participation Form

Mini Q&A


Sep 28

First US Public School District Limits Wi-Fi Radiation Exposure to Students and Staff

Ashland, Massachusetts Public Schools have implemented Wi-Fi Device "Best Practices" which include turning the Wi-Fi off when not in use and keeping devices on a table.

" . . . Based on its own review of the matter, the Ashland Public School District is reducing wireless radiation exposures to children by instituting district wide "best practices for mobile devices". Spurred by parent Cecelia Doucette's concerns about the lack of safety data on Wi-Fi and children, the district investigated the issue and developed a policy to substantially reduce wireless exposures to students and staff. Doucette not only brought the issue to the district's attention, but then also worked with state legislatures who introduced two bills concerning electromagnetic radiation this session. The Environmental Health Trust submitted written testimony on MA Senate Bill 1222 after expert scientists presented information on wireless health risks at a briefing at the Massachusetts State House in June 2015.

"Since wireless devices are constantly emitting radiation even when the user is not using the Internet, the instruction to "turn it off when not in use " stops the Wi-Fi antennas from continuously emitting radiation and is one simple way to reduce the radiation dose and exposure time for children and staff. . . .

"This ground breaking policy action by the Massachusetts school district is indicative of the wave of parents raising concerns about Wi-Fi across the country. Ashland, Massachusetts parent Cecelia Doucette wrote an article in Ashland Local Town Pages about these new best practices. Significant news and print media have picked the issue up after Massachusetts parents filed a lawsuit against a private boarding school alleging the school did not accommodate their 12-year-old child's diagnosed debilitating sensitivity to the school's WiFi system.

"Ashland is the first US public school to create such policy on wireless transmitting devices. However, this US Massachusetts school district now joins dozens of schools and governments that have already implemented even more stringent measures to reduce wireless exposure to children. For example, Israel and France have banned Wi-Fi in kindergarten. The European Union recommends wired Internet rather than wireless in schools.

"Right To Know" efforts by local governments are also moving across the United States. . . .

Sep 27

Please read and share this handy compilation of recent technology news related to children's health and wellbeing. Also, read online at http://www.nacst.org/2015-nacst-newsletters.html (where you can also access NACST's prior newsletters, and you can also email subscribe there, all at no cost). The main website is very informative, easy to navigate, and is updated often www.nacst.org. This report takes an in depth look at the history of the Schools and Libraries Program (also known as E-rate) and the National Education Technology Funding Corporation (NETFC).

If you long to understand why no one is listening to your concerns about Wi-Fi in schools, this report will help shed light on the reasons why. Please read the Introduction and Key Highlights. Save the rest for later if you cannot read all 211 pages now! We sincerely hope this report will help our collective cause. Stay tuned, as there will be more installments to follow.

Links in this newsletter are organized as follows:

  • Wi-Fi in Schools 
  • Cell Towers and Schools 
  • Medical / Scientific Advocacy 
  • Scientific Research 
  • Legal 
  • Legislation 
  • Articles

Sep 16

OUTCOME September 2015   Naperville settles lawsuit with smart meter foe

February 2013
Sparks fly when outraged Naperville residents confront elected officials who arrested two stay-at-home moms and invaded residental private property to install Agenda 21 Smart Meters.

Sep 15

Coalition to Stop Smart Meters in BC

British Columbia, Canada

Sep 14

"Take Back Your Power" - full VIDEO DOCUMENTARY with French subtitles

Smart Grid and Compteurs Intelligents = Arnaque et Danger de Mort

Sep 13

Identify a Mesh Network

Collection of Information from EMR Health Alliance of BC (EMR ABC)

BC Hydro says that 2000 smart meters can be served by a single collector antenna.
There will be approximately 1,800 collectors installed across B.C. 

"READ ON" (lower right corner) includes:

  • Identify a Mesh Network 
  • SPECS - Cisco 1000 Series / Itron Routers 
  • Collector locations in British Columbia (PDF) 
  • Itron releases collector design from March 2012 
  • Itron and Cisco Launch Next-Generation Smart Grid Platform 
  • Not Convinced it is an Issue? 
  • Collector Locations in British Columbia
Collector meters are a special type of smart meter that can serve to collect the radiofrequency/microwave radiation signals from many surrounding buildings and send them back to the utility. Collector meters are intended to collect and re-transmit radiofrequency information for somewhere between 500-5000 homes or buildings. They have three operating antennas compared to two antennas in regular smart meters. Their radiofrequency microwave emissions are higher and they send wireless signal much more frequently. Collector meters can be place on a home or other building like smart meters, and there is presently no way to know which a homeowner or property owner might receive.

Sep 12

Candidates Who Care (Canadian Federal Election)

C4ST - Do YOUR Riding's Candidates Care?

In June 2015 the Conservatives, Liberals, and NDP on the Parliamentary Health Committee unanimously voted to educate and protect Canadians from the growing concern around wireless radiation.  

Does your candidate care?

We are asking all candidates running for Member of Parliament, if elected, to agree to support efforts to work with Health Canada and other appropriate agencies and organizations to:

• Develop an awareness campaign relating to the safe use of wireless technologies, such as cell phones and Wi-Fi, in key environments such as the school and home. (see official HESA recommendation)
• Investigate, and potentially adopt, measures taken in other countries to limit the exposure of vulnerable populations, including infants, and young children in the school environment to radiofrequencies. (see official HESA recommendation)
• Improve the testing, diagnosis, treatment and data collection regarding electromagnetic hypersensitivity and its possible impact on health in the workplace. (see official HESA recommendation)
• Establish a system to report potential adverse reactions to radiofrequency fields. (see official HESA recommendation)  



Sep 8

Guidelines for Safer Use of Wireless Technology in Classrooms

Grassroots Environmental Education, Virtual Strategy Magazine, Mar 24, 2015

Teachers are Urged to Avoid Prolonged Contact and Turn Off Wireless Functions When Possible

An environmental health non-profit organization has issued a set of science-based guidelines for school teachers and administrators who are using wireless technologies in school classrooms. Based on peer-reviewed studies that link wireless radiation with neurological symptoms, the Guidelines urge teachers to limit exposures in classrooms to wireless radiation from routers, tablets and laptops. The Guidelines were delivered to a meeting of the Health and Safety Conference of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on March 14th.  

"There's a rush to make every classroom in America a wireless classroom, on the presumption that wireless radiation is completely safe," says Patricia Wood, Executive Director of Grassroots Environmental Education, which created the Guidelines based on input from researchers, medical professionals and radiation experts. "But the weight of scientific evidence pointing to potential health impacts, not only for students, but for teachers, especially pregnant teachers, should compel us to take a precautionary approach. It's just common sense."

Recent studies at Yale University and other institutions around the world have demonstrated significant biological effects from exposure to wireless radiation. In one recent study, pregnant mice exposed to radiation from a cell phone had offspring that exhibited symptoms similar to ADHD in children. Many other studies have also reported behavioral abnormalities resulting from exposure to wireless radiation.

"A growing body of science is indicating links between exposure to wireless radiation and health impacts including neurological deficits and neurobehavioral disorders," says Joel Moskowitz, Director and Principal Investigator of the Center for Family and Community Health at the University of California, Berkeley. "These guidelines will help reduce microwave radiation exposure among students and teachers. I recommend every teacher in the nation pay attention to them."  

"We have enough evidence to justify taking action and we are not willing to wait until our members, their children and the students suffer health consequences from not doing anything," says Paul Pecorale, Vice President of NYSUT. "The history of occupational disease shows the devastating consequences of doing just that. We think that following these simple, common-sense Guidelines makes sense for schools districts, their staff and students."

The Guidelines can be accessed at http://grassrootsinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Safer-Guidelines.pdf

A list of independent, peer-reviewed science studies supporting this concern is located at http://grassrootsinfo.org/emerging-science-on-wireless-radiation/

About Grassroots:

Grassroots Environmental Education is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in New York with a mission to inform the public about the links between common environmental exposures and human health, and the seeks to empower individuals to act as catalysts for change within their own communities. More information is available on the organization's web site, www.GrassrootsInfo.org.  

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/guidelines-for-safer-use-of-wireless-technology-in-classrooms-published-300054729.html.


For more information about Wi-Fi in Schools see:

Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
Website: http://www.saferemr.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SaferEMR
News Releases: http://pressroom.prlog.org/jmm716/
Twitter: @berkeleyprc

Emerging Science on Wireless Radiation  

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