Archive for category Canada

Anti-EMF group resists VHF tower

Islanders bring voices to Trust meeting By Elizabeth Nolan Driftwood Staff  April 25, 2019 An Example of a typical CREST VHF monopole, as seen at the View Royal Fire Hall. Legion property where a CREST communications tower is proposed to be located.   Islanders concerned with the potential health risks of electromagnetic energy are calling […]

Broadband For All: Closing the Digital Divide in BC Without Big Telecom

BC’s remote and coastal communities have a golden opportunity to keep their internet service – and profits – in local hands Claire Gilmore  – April 23, 2019   Many communities across North America are eschewing much-hyped 5G wireless networks to build and operate their own “fiber-to-the-premises,” or wired, networks. BC’s remote and coastal communities now […]

E-petition – 5G & WIFI in Canada

PETITION TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
Whereas: Wi-Fi systems and 5G technology have very harmful effects on human, animal and environmental health;
Wi-Fi systems and 5G technology seem to be especially harmful to newborns, children, people who are ill and seniors;
5G technology is similar to, but worse than, the problems that have already been linked to early generations of telephones because it uses pulses of waves;

Vancouver’s Rogers Arena to test new 3D imaging, AI technology to detect hidden weapons

By Jon Azpiri  Online News Producer  Global News April 15, 2019 WATCH: High-tech screening coming to Rogers Arena Rogers Arena is set to serve as a testing ground for new technology designed to enhance security at large public venues. Georgia-based Liberty Defense Ltd. announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding with Rogers Arena to test […]

Canada group sues government over Google’s Sidewalk Labs (Smart City)

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is suing three levels of government over a Google-backed plan to build a smart neighbourhood in Toronto. The association says the project is “invalid and needs to be reset”. It is run by the publicly funded Waterfront Toronto and Google-affiliated Sidewalk Labs. Privacy advocates are concerned the project will increase surveillance and outsource government responsibilities to a private corporation. Read More >>

Fiber broadband, seen as a complex Trojan horse

Wed, 03/20/2019 – 8:54am By B. Blake Levitt The Northwest Hills Council of Governments, urged by the well-intentioned local group Northwest ConneCT, is encouraging towns to embrace fiber broadband in their new plans of conservation and development and build out fiber as soon as possible. Towns can already own fiber networks for non-commercial use. But […]

Wired To Deliver: New Site Promotes Community Fiber Not Industry-Driven 5G

2019/03/18 LINDA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Wired-to-Deliver-New-Site-Promotes-Community-Fiber-not-Industry-Driven-5G-Press-Release-by-Connected-Communities-March-18-2019.pdf Contact:   connected.communities.ca@gmail.com WIRED TO DELIVER: New Site Promotes Community Fiber not Industry-Driven 5G While last week’s launch of the federal spectrum auction gave the green light to 5G in Canada, many communities across North America are choosing to build and operate their own fiber-to-the-premises networks. An innovative new Canadian […]

Ontario to ban cellphones in classrooms next school year

Policy would prohibit cellphone use during instructional time starting in 2019-20 Allison Jones · The Canadian Press · Posted: Mar 12, 2019 6:02 AM ET | Last Updated: March 12   Enforcement of the cellphone ban would be up to individual boards and schools in Ontario. (Eduard Korniyenko/Reuters)  Cellphones will be banned in Ontario classrooms […]

Residents raise health concerns after cell tower announced in Crescent Beach

Carl Katz says he has a moderate sensitivity to electromagnetic fields AARON HINKS Mar. 5, 2019 3:10 p.m. Carl Katz demonstrates a device that can detect electromagnetic fields at Crescent Beach. (Aaron Hinks photo) When a government or developer announces plans for an infrastructure project, a point of contention for neighbours, quite often, relates to […]

Bell says it will be ready to deploy 5G in time even if Canada bans Huawei

The federal government is currently conducting two reviews, one on Huawei, the other on 5G in Canada By Shruti Shekar FEB 7, 2019  8:28 AM EDT BCE CEO George Cope says a ban of Huawei would not impact Bell’s timeline to bring 5G technology to the Canadian market. “If there was a ban or we […]

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