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MAILING ADDRESS for BC HYDRO SMART METER CLASS ACTION:
Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
PO Box 52061
Beacon Ave. RPO
Sidney, BC V8L 5V9
EMAIL Address for registration or letters to BCUC: email@example.com
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Updated Links to Participation Forms, Q and A and other information for anyone opposed to BC Hydro's Smart Meter Program
NEW: WEBSITE JUST FOR CLASS ACTION
1. CLASS ACTION
COMPLETE THIS FORM TO JOIN THE BC HYDRO CLASS ACTION:
2. **** IMMEDIATE ACTION
CURRENT OPT-OUT SIGN for your ANALOG
3. WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW?
4. TAKE ACTION IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Arrange a showing of TAKE BACK YOUR POWER
5. JUST WAKING UP?
If you have NEVER INFORMED BC Hydro of your OPPOSITION to this program, or your wish to REMOVE an UNWANTED smart meter, and wish to do so now:
SEND THIS and then proceed from the top of this package:
NO-FEE OPT-OUT REGISTRATION NOTICE (BC HYDRO)
(INSTRUCTIONS for No-Fee Opt-Out Notice (BC HYDRO)
Response to Questions re Method of BC Hydro Smart Meter Refusal
A question we are asked frequently is whether people can still participate in the civil lawsuit against BC Hydro if they are using other forms and processes of smart meter resistance. The answer is simply, yes, you can participate and use any of our forms and letters, as nothing a person can do individually with regard to such choices could affect the lawsuit one way or another. . . .
LEARN MORE about participating in the BC Smart Meter Lawsuit:
You do have a choice about Smart Meters.
How to Join
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms confirms our right to live in our home, our refuge, free of invasion. We believe that BC Hydro has infringed upon this right.
Everyone should have the choice to have a smart meter or not, but under Hydro's opt out options those already having a smart meter have no choice at all. We all should be able to say "no" to a dangerous, invasive device on our homes, without having to pay extortion fees for that right.
Any adult who is, or wishes to become, a customer of BC Hydro, and has advised BC Hydro that consent is not given for a smart meter to be installed or operating at his/her residence or place of business, is in the class, and is eligible to participate in the class action. This includes all persons who have:
B.C. Hydro Commercial Customers are now included in the CSTS class Action against BC Hydro
Until now (December 2013) BC Hydro has excluded business and commercial customers from their "Choices" program.
So, as of December 2, BC Hydro Commercial accountholders have been incorporated into the Civil Class Action against BC Hydro.
The following form is to be completed by those who fit the Class membership criteria listed on the form:
NB: To obtain a working copy of the generic poster for your own use, contact CST via the contact us link.
Take Back Your Power
The recently released documentary 'Take Back Your Power' which illuminates the serious and urgent concerns regarding the global installation of the smart meter/smart grid will be screened at numerous community showings in BC.
BC Hydro has forced this dangerous technology on us. Do not assume that it is now a done deal. Become informed of the very real risks Smart Meters and the Smart Grid pose to you and your family's privacy, security and health by attending a community event. Together we can make a difference!
Please share and pass the word.
Events Calendar (for details)
Current Information to use as handout for film showings in BC:
Burnaby - To be announced
Hosting a screening of Take Back Your Power is not difficult. Simply gather some friends together for a private showing, or approach a local venue to see it they are open to raising awareness about this issue. If you let us know, CST will post it on our calendar. To obtain a working copy/file of the generic poster for your own use, contact CST via the "Contact Us" link.
Surrey - Kwantlen College, Surrey Campus, Tuesday, December 3, 7pm
Clearwater - Upper Clearwater Hall - Friday, November 29, 7 pm
Tsawwassen - Arts Centre, Friday, November 29, 7pm News Article New Article
Grindrod - Recreation Park Hall Wednesday November 27, 7 pm
Langley - Rustic Roots Health Food Store Tuesday, November 26, 7pm
Shuswap North Okanagan - Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road, Saturday November 23, 1:30
Duncan - Duncan United Church, Thursday, November 21, 7pm
Crescent Beach - Seventh Heaven Bio-Salon, November 19, 7pm
Nanaimo - Vancouver Island Regional Library, Harbourside, November 17, 7pm
Winfield - Creekside Theatre Sun. Nov. 17, 1:30 pm
Salmon Arm - Salmar Theatre, Friday, Nov. 15, 7pm
Penticton - Shatford Centre Tues. Nov. 12 7pm
Vernon - Schubert Centre Wed. Nov. 6, 7pm
Nanaimo - John Barsby Secondary School, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7pm
Victoria - Gorgeous Coffee, Sunday Nov. 3, 7pm
Victoria - Fairfield Gonzales Community Association, Friday, Nov 1, 7pm
White Rock - home showing Friday, Nov 1, 7pm
For customers who have chosen #3 on Hydro's List of "options"
FOR THOSE OF US WITH ANALOG METERS:
To be displayed on analog meter to ensure that BC Hydro's installers are aware of your "choice" to retain your analog and to accept no other.
Make sure to include the date, and provide the information at the bottom of the sign. This replaces the more generic "NO TRESPASSING" sign that was previously available.
Registration Notices, instructions and background information
FOR FortisBC Customers
As yet there is no Class Action Lawsuit in motion in the FortisBC Electric service area.
In the meantime, we encourage FortisBC customers to register their refusal of a smart meter with FortisBC using the following "No-Fee Opt-Out Registration Notice" form.
Smart Meter NO-FEE OPT OUT Registration Notice FortisBC
FortisBC confirmation of application
Smart Meter No-Fee Opt-Out SIGN
September 18, 2013: FortisBC Inc Radio-Off AMI Meter Option Application to BCUC
Voice of the Shuswap Interview with Una St Clair - reposted from October 13, 2013
Excellent, comprehensive, current information and advice. This interview clearly addresses the issue of people's welfare, and how it is affected by smart meters and the smart grid.
Rent the online video, or order the DVD
As an affiliate of Take Back Your Power, CST is pleased to make this revelatory documentary available here on our website. Please consider ordering your copy/copies through us, as a small portion of the proceeds will help us in our goal to raise awareness about this important issue.
Watch "Take Back Your Power" online now, or order the DVD for your own showing, via this link: http://ykr.be/1cklad1jik
Smart Meters: Utility Break-in, Government Bribery and Your Higher Bills
Live Blood Cell Analysis
Smart Meters and Surveillance: What are Your Rights Worth?
"I recently sent a letter to the B.C. Utilities Commission decrying B.C. Hydro's extortionary charges, $35 a month, to keep and maintain my analog hydro meter.
"Further to that letter, I met and talked with the person who reads the analog meters for Terasen Gas, who told me that he is paid 40 cents per meter and works for a firm called Ola Meters Inc. that does contract meter-reading in North America. He said the company can read any kind of meter. When B.C. Hydro says that the $35 monthly fee is not revenuegenerating or punitive, I believe it is misrepresenting the facts.
"Historically, the meters have always been physically read every other month and the cost was such that it was included in the normal monthly charges.
"For that cost to now approach the cost of energy used is not rational and must be stopped.
"B.C. residents must stand up for their rights or they will lose them.
"Call your MLA."
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We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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