Thursday, August 1, 2013

SMART METER CLASS ACTION FILED / Conflict of Interest shakes Canada's Review of Wireless and Cell Phone Safety / Saliva Holds Cancer Clues /

W.E.E.P. News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

1 August 2013





Commencement of proceedings 

With the support and representation of the Citizens for Safe Technology Society & the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters, a class action has been brought against BC Hydro by Salt Spring Island resident, Nomi Davis.  

The action was commenced on July 25, 2013, through the filing of a Notice of Civil Claim with the B.C. Supreme Court registry in Vancouver. A copy of the filed Notice of Civil Claim is posted at:,25,3259 

The Class 

A detailed description of the Class is set out at paragraph 29 of the Notice of Civil Claim. 

Quote attributable to Steve Satow: 

"If BC Hydro has forced a smart meter on you, threatened to cut off your power or refused to provide you with power unless you accepted a smart meter, then you may fit within the Class of persons on behalf of whom this claim is brought." 

Persons wishing to support or participate in the action may contact     


Remedy sought 

The lawsuit seeks relief set out at paragraph 30 of the Notice of Civil claim, including an order that BC Hydro remove unwanted smart meters as well as a permanent injunction restraining BC Hydro from exacting payment in exchange for an opt out.

 Quotes attributable to Sharon Noble: 

"Freedom to control the possible carcinogens emitted from one's own home is not a luxury, it is a right.

We will not stand by and let a government authority extort a payment in exchange for the preservation of our rights. 

 "Already, people have long endured the operation of smart meters at their homes against their will.  Time is of the essence here.  Gestating and nursing mothers are particularly concerned about exposure and want those smart meters removed.  We want free choice, free of charge – and we want it now."


Health fact 

On April 19, 2013, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer released a detailed report explaining its designation of smart meter and other radiofrequency emissions as a possible human cancer agent.  The 462-page report is publically available at: 


About the representative plaintiff 

Nomi Davis is a Salt Spring Island yoga teacher on whom a smart meter was imposed in a deceptive and coercive fashion against the resistance of Davis and her supporters.  The August 22, 2012, event was taped:

 The media is requested to direct inquiries of Davis to her representatives, the Citizens for Safe Technology Society, the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters or her legal counsel, David M. Aaron.


Why now?

 Quote attributable to Una St. Clair:

 "While the government mulls over its next policy manoeuvre, it can consider the assertion of fundamental legal rights that this lawsuit represents.   We are not going to sit and wait while the government serves up policy at its pleasure.  There are rights at stake and it is through the judiciary that we will see to their preservation."

 "If I choose to avoid chemical fertilizers on my property because I think they're unhealthy, that is my choice.  The same goes with exposure to smart meter radiation.  In a free and pluralistic society, a possible toxin cannot be forced down anyone's throat – or forced onto one's property." 


Legal commentary 

Quote attributable to David M. Aaron, counsel for the Plaintiff:

The lawsuit asserts that the home is a private domain where free choice and autonomy rule.  It claims a right of control over environmental exposures generated from one's own domestic dwelling;  and it alleges that BC Hydro has unlawfully leveraged its monopoly powers to violate that right by coercively and deceptively imposing a smart meter on the Plaintiff and other members of the Class.


Next steps in litigation process 

It is expected that BC Hydro will receive service of the Court documents today.  B.C. Hydro will have 21 days (from being served) to file its defence pleading (Response to Civil Claim) after which the Plaintiff will seek to have the action certified under the Class Proceedings Act. 


Sharon Noble, CST Director – 250-478-7892

Steve Satow, CST Advisory Board Member, 250-744-2244

Una St.Clair, CST Executive Director – 604-607-8601




A Saltspring Island yoga instructor is at the centre of a class-action lawsuit against BC Hydro and its smart meter technology. Backed by Citizens for Safe Technology Society and the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters, Nomi Davis is suing Hydro for ...



Conflict of Interest shakes Canada's Review of Wireless and Cell Phone Safety
The public interest group Canadian's For Safe Technology, or C4ST, reports that a second scientist, John Moulder, also has close industry ties and should be removed. 
"Mr. Moulder is an American industry consultant," said Frank Clegg, chairman of C4ST. "He has no place influencing Canada's safety review."

Saliva Holds Cancer Clues In Heavy Cell Phone Users, Study Finds High Oxidative Stress Levels

This isn't the first time cell phones have been linked to cancer. The National Cancer Institute points out that mobile phones emit radiofrequency energy, a form of radiation that has been known to increase the risk of cancer.

Just a few minutes a day on a mobile phone 'raises cancer risk'
MOBILE phones can cause cancer and using one for just 17 minutes a day
 Ontario Smart Meters 

Thought this might be of interest. A friend of mine has been corresponding with Hydro Ottawa about having an analogue metre re-installed. She was told it isn't possible under Ontario legislation so she followed up to see if the laws would allow for a wired smart metre and here's the answer she received.

Ontario Regulation 425/06, sets out the criteria and requirements for meters and meter equipment systems and technology, which Hydro Ottawa is compliant with.  Unfortunately the vendor that Hydro Ottawa that was best suited for the Hydro Ottawa Smart Meter implementation does not currently manufacture an electricity meter with wired communication capability.

Hydro Ottawa is looking into the possibility of providing a wired option for our customers.  The downside to a wired option is that there are substantially more labour and material costs involved, and because these costs are outside of our normal practice these would be billed directly to the customer.  You would also have the expense of having an electrician install a larger enclosure, and any relates expenses, including monthly costs for the phone line.

The most recent report by MumbaiMirror reveals that residents of Galaxy Heaven society in Juhu have been suffering from contant headaches, hearing problems and nausea due to the exposure to radiation.The 10-storey building's terrace has at least half-a-dozen mobile phone towers and 18 antennae. Leading the fight with BMC is celebrity resident Sukhwinder Singh who owns two floors in the Galaxy Heaven building.
A 30-year-old dentist in the fourth stage of brain tumour has joined the list of residents afflicted by cancer allegedly due to radiation from mobile phone towers.
The building in question is Hina Kunj on Church Road where Rakesh used to spend more than 12 hours a day. The mobile phone tower is located on the first floor of a telecom major's power bill collection centre which is next to Hina Kunj.
4 from Vile Parle building with cancer, brain tumor blame it on cell ...
Times of India
MUMBAI: Four residents of a building in Vile Parle (W) have been diagnosed with cancer and brain tumor, which residents blame on a cell phone tower installed ...
Jeske Family – Langford, BC, harmed by Wi Fi

Both boys are electrosensitive. Jaden was lucky enough to be attending a school that had minimal wi-fi and none near his classroom. Evan was not. And the Sooke school district on southern Vancouver Island has, to date, been unwilling to accommodate electrosensitive students. 

In June 2013, the Jeskes' lawyer David Aaron filed a 43-page appeal with the BC Ministry of Education aimed at forcing the Sooke school district to provide "meaningful access to general education by way of a WiFi-free learning environment in a classroom where the [electrosensitive] students are integrated with other students…" 

Cellphones implicated in cancer
Their experiences and medical images provide a compelling link between cancer and wireless devices that should not be ignored. Physicians should be warning patients against keeping cell phones in standby (able to receive a call) against their body, particularly their breasts. They should caution patients to keep the phones turned completely off when carried against their body.
"The Influence of Being Physically Near to a Cell Phone Transmission Mast on the Incidence of Cancer," an article in a German journal by Horst Eger and others ...

Radar antennae reveal how disease and pesticides are harming bees navigation

Next they should test for the harm that microwave radiation is causing bees!
Rush to digitalize toddlers risks Internet addiction
If digital devices must be used to distract a toddler on a long car trip, put them on airplane mode and make sure they remain disconnected from Internet or Wi-Fi.

Cell Phone Radiation Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes New Study Linking Heavy Cell Phone Use to an Increased Risk of Cancer

In one of his last interviews, Schloter described himself as a victim of modern communication, always on the go, and said it was all too easy to get lost in the stream of information.

"I find it increasingly difficult to unwind," Schloter, who told the Schweiz am Sonntag newspaper in an interview in May.

Google to harm Starbucks customers?

The new happy couple announced their new relationship today, telling customers that the Web will be super fast at Starbucks locations across the country with the new Wi-Fi provided by Google, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Its time that Google and Starbucks did at internet search on the health effects of electro magnetic Radiation, possibly a - Google search!
Lies from British Gas
Residences in England, Scotland, and Wales could save approximately £65 annually on bills thanks to smart meters, because they make it easier to see how much energy is being used and its cost
How could they make such an outragous statement?  People use gas to cook and keep warm, how can they save when this is a neccesity they have to use?  The only way that consumers can save is if they are wasting energy already and change bad habits, or if they are deprived of their comfort level!
Google to endanger San Francisco Parks?
Thanks to a generous $600,000 donation from the company (Google), 31 San Francisco parks will be getting Wi-Fi, which will remain free for at least two years; after two years, it will be up to the city to front the bill. San Francisco has been trying to cover the entire city with Wi-Fi service since 2007

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