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Osoyoos Indian Band Nixes Smart Meters

Chief Clarence Louie and the full Band Council of the Osoyoos Indian Band in British Columbia are barring Fortis BC from installing 700 smart meters because of health risks associated with the wireless technology.

Chief Clarence Louie and the full Band Council of the Osoyoos Indian Band in British Columbia are barring Fortis BC from installing 700 smart meters because of health risks associated with the wireless technology.

This following press release just came across my desk from Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos Indian Band, located in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley…

Osoyoos Indian Band

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Osoyoos Indian Band Prohibits Smart Meter Installations

Oliver, B.C. Canada—June 13, 2013

On behalf of the Osoyoos Indian Band, Chief Clarence Louie announced today that he and all Band Council members have signed a governing document prohibiting Fortis BC, the local utility company, from installing Smart Meters on the approximately 703 homes and businesses on the Osoyoos Indian reserve. 

“Having been presented with science-based evidence, the Band Council and I are convinced that Fortis’s proposed wireless smart meters in meshed-grid networks have the potential to harm our children and our environment. No scientist on the planet has been able to verify the safety of these extremely dangerous devices that emit microwave radiation 24/7 in perpetuity and which cannot be turned off.”

“As Chief of the Osoyoos Indian band, my first duty is to protect my people, our future generations and our lands. For that reason, the band Council and I believe we need to err on the side of caution and respect the world’s leading independent scientists who say—and have evidence to prove—that electromagnetic radiation, especially pulsed and microwave frequency radiation, is harmful to all living things.” 

“I am proud of our Council for standing up and voting to prohibit the installation of smart meters on our lands in order to protect not only our own people but all the peoples who resides and work on the Osoyoos Indian Band lands.” 

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For More information, contact: 

J.R. (Banjo) Linkevic

Osoyoos Indian Band

(250) 498-3444 x 119

Email: smartmeters@oib.ca

VIDEO: Mold Toxins Skyrocket with EMR Exposure

Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt narrates this 5–minute video recounting the discovery of a Swiss scientist who grew mold cultures first in a faraday cage (shielded from ambient electromagnetic radiation) and then exposed to ambient EMR in the lab.

The mold cultures were initially shielded from ambient EMR by having a silver-coated cloth draped over them, effectively creating a faraday cage.

When the cloth was removed and the mold cultures were exposed to the ambient EMR in the lab, coming from the lights, computer and nearby cell phone tower, the molds produced more than 600 times the quantity of biotoxins that they produced when shielded from EMR.

And the biotoxins produced by the molds weren’t simply more plentiful, they were also more potent and virulent.

This finding could explain many things – from the rise of ‘superbugs’ sweeping through entire hospital wards (hospitals are bristling with cell towers, wifi and EMR in general), to the reason that some people are far more sensitive to EMR than others. The sensitive people may well have an underlying Candida infection or other microbial infection that is flooding their bodies with biotoxins in response to the exposure to wireless emissions and other sources of EMR.

-Kim Goldberg

Danish Schoolgirls Test Wi-Fi Risks with Garden Cress

Let’s hear it for smart Danish schoolgirls! This story recently ran on www.geek.com:

School experiment discovers garden cress won’t germinate near a router

By  May 17, 2013 

Garden Cress - Source: www.geek.com

Garden Cress – Source: http://www.geek.com

Garden cress is a fast growing and edible herb that will sprout in just a small amount of slightly alkaline water. But there is one exception to that rule, and is has scientists scratching their heads.

A group of 5 girls have carried out a science experiment at Hjallerup School in North Jutland, Denmark that saw garden cress seeds placed in 12 tubs and split into two batches. Both batches were placed in different rooms that remained the same temperature, and were given the same amount of water and sunlight over the course of 12 days.

You’d expect both batches of 6 tubs to grow equally well, but one set didn’t even germinate. The reason? They were placed next to two routers. Although it’s unclear exactly why this happened, it is thought that the radiation produced by the routers is what stopped the seeds germinating.

The girls’ experiment was geared towards testing the potential impact of phone radiation on surrounding objects. They didn’t have phones to use though, so decided the routers were a good alternative. The experiment has certainly caught the interest of the international science community and is set to be repeated in a more controlled environment. One of the first controlled experiments will be carried out by Professor Olle Johansson from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Hopefully it will shed more light on why this is happening…

Read the full geek.com story here.

Class Action Lawsuit Launched Against BC Hydro

This press release just came across my desk from Citizens for Safe Technology and the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters:

PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release – April 29, 2013 TO ALL MEDIA

BC HYDRO CUTS POWER FOR REFUSING A SMART METER

CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT ANNOUNCED

BC Hydro has taken the draconian step of cutting off power to a customer who refused to accept a wireless smart meter.

Last May, a Hydro customer had a wireless smart meter installed on her home despite her refusal. This person suffers from electro-sensitivity and, as a consequence of the radiofrequency radiation emitted by the wireless smart meter, her health began to deteriorate.

Despite pleading for months with Hydro to remove the wireless meter and to re-install the analog meter; they refused. Finally, with her health in jeopardy, she ordered a non- radiating analog meter from a company in the US that provides calibrated, tested meters to utility companies. With the supervision of a certified electrician the analog was installed, and the wireless smart meter was returned to Hydro.

When Hydro advised that the analog was not approved by Canadian agencies, the customer located a Canadian analog meter that met all the requirements and then asked Hydro to install it. Hydro refused, ignored her health condition and insisted that she must accept a wireless smart meter or they would cut her power.

On April 17, 2013, Hydro followed through with its threats and cut off its supply of power to her home.

Hydro’s conduct constitutes a violation of our autonomy and our right to determine what potentially harmful emissions do or do not occur from within our own domestic environment; our right to be free from physical intrusion by the state.

Due to Hydro’s actions over the last 2 years, culminating with its cessation of service to a customer for refusing to allow the installation of a wireless smart meter, the Citizens for Safe Technology Society and the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters are filing a class action lawsuit.

We invite participation in the action, subject to Court approval. Further information on the class action and criteria to join can be found at:

www.citizensforsafetechnology.org and www.stopsmartmetersbc.ca 

Nanaimo Author Gets Grant To Research Wi-Fi Sickness

Media Release – April 17, 2013

Kim GoldbergNanaimo author Kim Goldberg has been awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to write a book about people who are physically sickened by their exposure to wireless technology.

“I was thrilled to learn that this project will be supported,” says Goldberg, who holds a degree in biology and has no wireless devices in her own home. “It will require a huge amount of time and work because the problem is literally global in scope.”

Goldberg says people are already contacting her with their stories of debilitating illness, job loss, critically sick children in Wi-Fi’ed classrooms, relocation to remote settings, sleeping in homemade Faraday cages—all due to their exposure to some form of electromagnetic radiation, usually wireless.

“Where do you go when an invisible matrix spanning the globe is making you sick?” Goldberg asks.

“I have been shocked by the number and intensity of the stories flooding in to me. We seem to be witnessing a growing electroplague,” she says. “I think these electro-sensitive people, and the special sanctuaries cropping up around the world to keep them safe, may be harbingers of a future we are all hurtling toward.”

Goldberg maintains that Canada and the United States lag far behind Europe in recognizing the risks and protecting the public from constant exposure to wireless transmissions from cell phones and towers, Internet Wi-Fi and other sources.

“In England, many people afflicted with electro-sensitivity were first diagnosed by their own doctors,” says Goldberg. “Here in Canada, you would be hard-pressed to find a doctor who even believes electro-sensitivity is medically valid, let alone knows how to diagnose it.”

Goldberg has written extensively on environmental topics for newspapers and magazines in Canada and abroad. She is the author of four nonfiction books and two collections of poetry.

You can follow her progress online at https://electroplague.com/

BC Hydro Cuts Power to Smart Meter Refuser

And so it begins… This is the first case I have heard about of BC Hydro cutting someone’s power for refusing a smart meter – in this case a woman with EHS (electrohypersensitivity) whose health would have been compromised if she hadn’t switched her meter back to analogue. Beyond Orwellian.

Refusal to accept smart meter leads to Peachland power cut

By Wade Paterson – Kelowna Capital News

Published: April 17, 2013; Updated: April 18, 2013

BC Hydro has turned off power to a Peachland residence after the homeowners replaced a smart meter with an uncertified analog meter.

Deborah Stutters told Capital News a BC Hydro truck with three to five employees showed up at her Princeton Avenue home Wednesday around 1 p.m. to cut the power to her house.

Last May a representative of BC Hydro came to Stutters’ house and said her analog meter was malfunctioning and they’d need to replace it.

Stutters indicated she didn’t want a smart meter and said she was assured the meter would be replaced with another analog meter.

“Within hours somebody snuck on this property and switched out our analog for a smart meter,” said Stutters.

Stutters has electromagnetic field sensitivity and had declined getting the smart meter for health reasons…