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MAILING ADDRESS for BC HYDRO SMART METER CLASS ACTION:
Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
PO Box 52061
Beacon Ave. RPO
Sidney, BC V8L 5V9
EMAIL address for letters to BCUC: firstname.lastname@example.org
EMAIL address for Greg Reimer, BC HYDRO: email@example.com
Smart Meter Class Action postings, in chronological order, are HERE.
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Is there a connection between mold toxins that flourish in a water damaged indoor environment and electromagnetic radiation?
Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible areas of energy, often referred to as radiation, characterized by wavelength or frequency. These fields are categorized as follows:
contains details of the 5 day proceeding, background, and a sign to carry if attending
We really hope to see you on the morning of December 7, 2015!
A call for drivers from the Okanagan - includes contact information and other details
CORRECTION: The wrong phone number was on the attached flyer update about carpooling in the Kamloops, Shuswap and Okanagan areas. The correct phone number to call if you need a ride or can offer one to Vancouver for the class action lawsuit is: 250 835 4864
Attached are the instructions for all who would like to attend the Courthouse hearings the week of December 7, 2015.
On Day ONE there will be a peaceful rally and we are encouraging you to attend!
(updated October 25, 2015) Links to Participation Forms, Q and A and other information for anyone opposed to BC Hydro's Smart Meter Program
Lawsuit Against BC Hydro Proceeding December 7 to 11, 2015
(public attendance at any time during this period will be beneficial)
PARTICIPATE on opening morning MONDAY, December 7, 2015
Application for Certification from Class Action Plaintiffs - October 1, 2015
Concerns and Informed Choices (archive and past issues included)
PLEASE ATTEND at BC Supreme Court, Vancouver BC
" . . . If you believe our society benefits from adhering to our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, if you refuse to accept the
decline of a fair and respectful society in BC, if you believe citizens have the right to control their personal space,
then set aside some time to stand up for our democratic values by being present during these important court
proceedings against BC Hydro's injustices. The plaintiffs would value your support as well, as they are fighting for the
rights of all people in BC, those imposed with smart meters against their will, as well as those with "legacy" meters.
"It is important to know that 96% of BC Hydro customers are not eligible for opt out choice due to arbitrary and inequitable "rule making", including those objectors on whom a microwave radiation emitting Meter has been imposed against their will.
"For a basic life necessity such as electricity, where participation is not a choice, consumers must have the freedom to choose. These are serious times worthy of some extra effort to stop the erosion of our liberties. Please attend at the court house. . . .
BC Supreme Court Vancouver, BC
Lawsuit Against BC Hydro Proceeding
December 7 to 11, 2015
10:00 a.m. - noon; 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
BC Supreme Court
800 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2E1 (604) 660-2847
Commencing December 7, 2015, the Supreme Court of BC will have the first opportunity in court proceedings to hear the truth about BC Hydro's flagrant disregard of our Charter Rights in relation to the deployment of their microwave radiation emitting smart meter program.
In addition to the Plaintiffs who commenced this litigation, six representative plaintiffs are supporting the lawsuit by way of personal affidavits which expose BC Hydro's unacceptable conduct. The situation of each plaintiff is representative of the different circumstances forced upon thousands of BC Hydro customers who have had their democratic rights and freedoms trampled.
The scheduled BC Supreme Court proceedings in Vancouver, B.C. from December 7 to 11, 2015, are applying for the judge's approval to certify this civil lawsuit against BC Hydro as a Class Action, thereby providing legal representation for all BC Hydro customers who have been actively and knowingly denied their constitutional rights.
The Plaintiffs' position is that it is a fundamental personal choice for reason that "there exists a reasonable basis for concern about health risk so as to give rise to a right of autonomy and free choice as to whether a microwave radiation emitting Meter is operational from one's own Dwelling." Due to BC Hydro's actions, the plaintiffs experience loss of personal choice and loss of autonomy to decide for themselves whether a microwave radiation emitting Meter will operate at their respective dwellings or place of business.
BC Hydro acts as a provincial government agent and is subject to the application of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms with respect to treatment of their customers. The Plaintiffs plead that BC Hydro's requirements for electrical service are arbitrary, overly broad, grossly disproportional and lacking in parity, and have come into effect through a lack of democratic process.
This lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of the following conduct by BC Hydro:
a) Operation of a microwave radiation emitting Meter at a dwelling or workplace of a Customer who at any time requests that there be no operation of a microwave radiation emitting Meter.
b) Threatening or effecting a Service Refusal.
c) Exacting payment from a Customer of an Opt-Out Fee in exchange for BC Hydro abiding by the Customer's choice to be free from the installation / operation of a microwave radiation emitting Meter at a particular dwelling or workplace.
d) Exacting payment from a Customer of a Failed Installation Fee related to BC Hydro's attendance at a dwelling or workplace to install a microwave radiation emitting Meter where installation is not carried out because of either an objection made by a Customer or an obstruction.
This litigation also challenges the constitutional validity of the various legislative and administrative acts which BC Hydro claims gives them authority to act with impunity.
Legal documents, registration & donation forms can be accessed here: http://www.citizensforsafetechnology.org/CLASS-ACTION-Lawsuit-PACKAGE--refreshed-October-25-2015,85,3617
If you believe our society benefits from adhering to our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, if you refuse to accept the decline of a fair and respectful society in BC, if you believe citizens have the right to control their personal space, then set aside some time to stand up for our democratic values by being present during these important court proceedings against BC Hydro's injustices. The plaintiffs would value your support as well, as they are fighting for the rights of all people in BC, those imposed with smart meters against their will, as well as those with "legacy" meters.
It is important to know that 96% of BC Hydro customers are not eligible for opt out choice due to arbitrary and inequitable "rule making", including those objectors on whom a microwave radiation emitting Meter has been imposed against their will.
For a basic life necessity such as electricity, where participation is not a choice, consumers must have the freedom to choose. These are serious times worthy of some extra effort to stop the erosion of our liberties. Please attend at the court house.
On July 18, 2013, Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines for the BC Provincial Liberals, made the following statement by way of press release announcing BC Hydro's "Meter Choices Program":
"As we have said, nobody will be forced to take a smart meter. I believe that this is a fair and reasonable solution for all British Columbians".
Well said, Mr. Bennett, and now, we remind you to stand by your words.
If Mr. Bennett had remained true to his documented assurances of fair and reasonable solutions for all people in BC, these court proceedings would not have been necessary at all.
We really hope to see you on December 7 to 11, 2015!
St.Clair, Citizens for Safe Technology Society
Sharon Noble, Stop Smart Meters
What are the true costs of living in the Wireless Age?
A new film is being made about the proliferation of electromagnetic radiation and devices that emit it, "Generation Zapped." TRAILER
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. . . .
Newsletter | September 2015
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.
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Meetings and events on the issue of wireless technologies in homes and communities throughout North America.
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Citizens For Safe Technology
"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
Citizens for Safe Technology is a not-for-profit educational society made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, business professionals, scientists, politicians and lawyers concerned about the exponential increase in public exposure to harmful wireless technologies.
We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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