Archive for July, 2015

Without power by choice

by Wayne Moore | Story: 144983 - Jul 29, 2015 / 5:00 am A handful of FortisBC customers have chosen to be without power after refusing to select the type of smart meter they wish installed at their home. Utility spokesman David Wylie said a few customers in Trail and a few more in Kelowna had their power […]

$4,500 Fortis bill for house which isn’t there

By Adam Proskiw  - Infotel News   Gary Fong was sent a $4,500 bill from Fortis for power used by a building that burned down more than six months ago. (ADAM PROSKIW /InfoTel Multimedia) July 24, 2015 – 6:30 PM KELOWNA – A world-famous photographer who lives part time in Ellison says Fortis B.C. has […]

Forced Off The Grid For Opposing Smart Meters

Smart meters are controversial among many in the homestead and off-grid communities, but for one California man the controversy turned shocking when the electric company disconnected his power — for more than a year — due to his opposition to the devices. His name is Josh Hart, and early last year he told the power […]

Hackers Remotely Kill a Car on the Highway—With Me in It

July 21, 2015 I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold. Though I hadn’t touched the dashboard, the vents in the Jeep Cherokee started blasting cold air at the maximum setting, chilling the sweat on my back through the in-seat climate control system. Next […]

National brain tumour registry being created by Alberta researcher

Currently there is no central collection point in Canada for important information on tumours CBC News Posted: Jul 17, 2015 11:14 AM   The image depicts a 3D rendering of the brain, with a cancerous tumour detected in red and yellow. A University of Alberta researcher is helping to create a national brain tumour registry […]

California Victory in 16-month Standoff as PSREC Drops Fees and Restores Electric Service

Posted on July 6, 2015 by onthelevelblog At the appeal court hearing on June 29th, after it was revealed that Superior Court Judge Ira Kaufman has a no-cost self-read analog meter at his home, and after PSREC’s legal arguments defending their “opt out” program fell apart, the utility’s General Manager Bob Marshall agreed to reconnect our electricity, drop […]