Archive for category Ontario

Toronto Smart Meter Fire

A GTA resident recently came home to find his hydro smart meter fully engulfed in flames. Kevin Zeller soon found out he was responsible for most of the hardware used by Hydro One and was slapped with a bill for $5,000. – FULL VIDEO

Toronto Subway adds wireless

    Talk and text underground: limited cellphone coverage now available on TTC subway A stretch of Line 1 is now equipped with cellphone coverage, but only for certain customers By Trevor Dunn, CBC News Posted: Jan 06, 2017 6:08 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 06, 2017 6:08 PM ET Courtney Modest, a regular TTC rider, is looking forward […]

Ontario’s smart meters failing to cut electricity demand

 Time-of-use pricing was supposed to shift hydro customers’ use away from peak periods By Mike Crawley, CBC News Posted: Nov 24, 2016 10:57 AM ET Last Updated: Nov 24, 2016 10:57 AM ET Demonstrators unhappy with the price of electricity protest outside the Ontario Legislature on Wednesday. (Mike Crawley/CBC)   Smart meters — the $2-billion project to switch millions […]

Health Minister Caught Misleading Canadians about Safety of their Wireless Devices

OTTAWA, Oct. 11, 2016 /CNW Canada’s Health Minister Jane Philpott has contradicted the findings of a Parliamentary Health Committee report which recommends the government start warning Canadians that their wireless devices can cause cancer. In response to letters from parents whose children have developed symptoms from exposure to wireless devices Philpott wrote: “There is no scientific evidence of health effects,” […]

Parliament : e-404 (Cellphone towers) Petition

  A petition was presented in Canada’s House of Commons today, by Member of Parliament David Tilson: https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-404 (English) and https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/fr/Petition/Details?Petition=e-404 (French) A government response has not yet been tabled.

Energy minister in the dark over number of Ontarians struggling with hydro bills

July 14, 2016 4:08 pm  Updated: July 15, 2016 8:42 am By Brian Hill Global News WATCH: Ontario Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault agreed to speak with Global News, but he doesn’t think the situation in rural Ontario is a crisis. Shirlee Engel reports.  Listen Ontario’s energy minister, Glenn Thibeault, has no idea how many people in Ontario are […]

Smart Meter Fire in Owen Sound

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 6:15 PM by Matthew Sanderson Fire officials say a number of electrical issues could have caused the small fire. A picture of the damage caused by a fire in a smart meter in Owen Sound. (photo from @IAFF531)  Owen Sound, Ontario A smart meter caught on fire at a home in Owen Sound. […]

Local teachers unions in Ontario call for moratorium on Wi-Fi use in schools

Two teachers’ union locals in Kingston, Ontario, want their school to permanently switch off wireless internet connections over concerns the over-the-air signals post a significant health risk. Public health units across the country maintain Wi-Fi is perfectly safe, even for young children. But that hasn’t prevented various teachers unions and school boards, including the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, from calling for a moratorium on wireless use in schools if not an outright ban.

Kingston CKWS : Canadian Teacher Union Wants Wifi Banned From Schools

Breaking News March 10, 2016 : Two local teachers unions are calling on the Limestone School Board to get rid of WI-FI in area schools. The unions say there is growing evidence that the wireless technology may pose health risks.

Ontario Pulls Plug on 36,000 Rural ‘Smart’ Meters: Is Big Energy Imploding?

Hydro One finally admitted that rural ‘smart’ meters do not work, and has decided to pull the plug on 36,000 of them — to start. We will see more utilities begin to do likewise. [UPDATE: BC Hydro just announced plans to REMOVE 88,000 meters suspected of failure.]