Archive for July, 2011

Nanaimo : Hydro’s smart meters cause stir

Nanaimo woman will speak before city council next month; Greens want hearings by Darrell Bellaart    July 30, 2011 Growing public concerns surrounding B.C. Hydro’s plans to use radio waves to transmit data on home power consumption will soon be heard at Nanaimo city council. A Nanaimo spokeswoman for Citizens for Safe Technology will go before […]

Vander Zalm mulls a fight against Smart Meters

by Jonathan Fowlie    July 29., 2011 In fighting the Harmonized Sales Tax, Former premier Bill Vander Zalm has regained significant public attention and profile. But what will happen when the referendum is over, and HST issue is finally put to rest? Vander Zalm was asked about this Thursday on CBC’s Power and Politics, and offered a surprising […]

Privacy commissioner investigates BC Hydro smart meters

The Canadian Press Posted: Jul 28, 2011 5:04 PM PT Last Updated: Jul 28, 2011 5:04 PM PT British Columbia’s privacy commissioner has launched an investigation into BC Hydro’s Smart Meter program after complaints that the information collected by the device breaches personal privacy. Elizabeth Denham said Thursday that the investigation will ensure that the […]

Residents concerned by Smart Meter plan

BC Hydro plans to finalize installation of their new “Smart Meters,” but the change has residents around Victoria and the province spooked — not just for the potential billing changes, but for concerns over privacy, effectiveness and, of course, the health of electromagnetic Residents concerned by Smart Meter plan POSTED BY: DANIELLE POPE 07/27/2011 12:00 […]

‘Abundance’ of scientific evidence of dangers of smart meters

Smart meters could triple hydro rates July 27, 2011 Dear Mayor, Council, and Editor: Smart meters have been installed in several U.S. states and in Ontario, and we should be benefiting from their experiences. Many serious problems have been reported, regardless of the location or brand of meter. It follows that these same problems will […]

Smart meter concerns raised at Township council

Langley Times Published: July 27, 2011 2:00 PM  Updated: July 27, 2011 2:54 PM The modernization of BC Hydro’s metering system is intended to be safer, more reliable and cost effective than the current system, and reduce electricity theft. But Hydro’s smart meter technology may also be hazardous to health, polluting homes and the outdoors with […]

BC Greens say Smart Meter health concerns demand action: stop installation, create long-term ‘Smart Grid’

Global News Vancouver A Channel Victoria FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 27, 2011 10:29:41 AM PDT BC Greens say Smart Meter health concerns demand action: stop installation, create long-term ‘Smart Grid’ Health, privacy, security and individual rights concerns demand use of Precautionary Principle to guide planning (Bio – Dr. Magda Havas PhD) (Publications) July 27, 2011, […]

Radio : Magda Havas on CBC Victoria

Magda Havas speaks with CBC Radio about Smart Meters in North America.  July 26 2011 http://www.cbc.ca/ontheisland/2011/07/26/smart-meter-safety-concerns-jack-laytons-departure-and-protecting-avatar-grove/ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/07/27/bc-hydro-smart-meter.html

Ordinance Ignored

Video of what took place in California, even with an Ordinance on hand, police officers would not stop the installation of smart meters.

Smart Meter radiation conflicts with WorkSafeBC code

Comments   JULY 18, 2011 Dear Editor: Why is the BC Government requiring all homes to be in conflict with section 5.57 of the Works Safe BC regulations? At the end of May, the World Health Organization/International Association For Research on Cancer (IARC) declared emf, including low levels such as cell phones, as a Group […]