Archive for category Ontario

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.]

Astonishing’: Hydro One pulling plug on 36,000 rural smart meters after years of complaints

Kelly Egan, Postmedia News | January 13, 2016 11:32 AM ET The introduction of smart meters to Ontario, mandated by the Liberal government at a cost of about $2 billion, created peak and off-peak rates that were to spark a conservation drive across the province. The results have been disappointing, writes Kelly Egan.  Hydro One has taken […]

Ontario smart meter explodes next to gas line

PAUL BRIAN, POSTMEDIA NETWORK –  FIRST POSTED: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 03, 2015 05:01 PM EDT Jim Pulcine (left) and his wife Veronica Onyskiw look at the damage where their hydro smart meter was formerly attached to their home, June 3, 2015. (PAUL BRIAN/Postmedia Network) COLLINGWOOD, Ont. – Veronica Onyskiw woke up to the sound of her dog […]

Ontario plans to Protest Smart Meters

  Enough Is Enough – Hydro One Protest Queens Park, Toronto  5/13/2015     Enough Is Enough – Hydro One Protest Kingston,  March 21, 2015     Enough is Enough – Facebook Group