As with all utility notices you have ever received throughout this process…the originals must be returned intact to sender after they are dealt with correctly.
Do not lose or misplace or give away or throw away any notice in fact, do not let any notice you receive out of your sight until it is ready to be returned to the sender.
A NOTICE IS NOT A BILL OR A PAYMENT SLIP AND MUST NOT BE USED THIS WAY.
DO NOT LOSE OR GIVE AWAY ANY PART OF ANY NOTICE.
Return each new Notice intact after you deal with it exactly as per each new set of instructions.
This is how a lawful process works.
Step by step instructions for how to deal with the latest notices are at the bottom of this post. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Some are catching on to the way Hydro is using legal words in their letters and are trying their own hand at writing letters to Hydro to contract.
This is a good thing.
You, too, may come up with a creative approach, once you have learned just how important is the correct use of words.
Just getting to know the law a little better and knowing how to use it means you will be more empowered.
It is ignorance of the law that disempowers us, and allows them to break it.
Below is a generic approximation what one private property owner did to stave off the latest “threats” of alleged disconnection.
This letter was sent by registered mail.
It included a payment of a size determined by the property owner.
It was mailed to the Hydro main office
Generic example below:
Note: This is not a bc-freedom document.
It is merely an example as well as an inspiration. We do admire the way in which this one private man or woman has become proficient and confident about how to manage what we are all dealing with.
Kudos to any who have figured out how to take the utility in hand and to manage this problem as effectively as this letter does.
TIME SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS ENCLOSED
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
BRITISH COLUMBIA HYDRO AND POWER AUTHORITY
333 DUNSMUIR STREET,
VANCOUVER, BC V6B 5R3
July 20th, 2014
Authorized Representative for Account Number: xxxxxxxx
C/O Our Street,
Our Town, British Columbia
Enclosed documents are VOID FOR DEFECT, for many reasons, as stated in registered documents already proven to be in your possession, since November, 2013.
In addition, please note that the legal representative for the above numbered account(s) has never entered into any contract with any branch, division, employee, subsidiary or contractor related to BRITISH COLUMBIA HYDRO AND POWER AUTHORITY, BC HYDRO, BC hydro, BC Hydro, CORIX, or other names used by said corporation, for any Meter Choices Program, MCP, or alleged other name.
The authorized representative for the above accounts contracts with BRITISH COLUMBIA HYDRO AND POWER AUTHORITY and their other names, for safe, clean energy provision using a safe electromechanical analogue meter measurement device approved by Measurement Canada and designed to measure ONLY electrical USAGE.
Please be aware that my recent payment of $xxx.xx and all future payments are to be solely allocated to present and future Electrical Charges, specifically for allocation to Basic Charge, Usage Charge, Rate Rider and their associated GST.
For this contract all bills are paid in full, in a timely manner. Any payment made by the authorized representative for any the above accounts in excess of recorded usage is to be applied to future USAGE ONLY.
A response and confirmation of this contract is requested on or before August 25th, 2014.
John of the Doe family
PAY TO PLAY?
PLAY NOW AND PLAY TO WIN ANOTHER DAY?
Each private man or woman who is an account holder must decide individually if or how they proceed at this point, while they continue to face down extortion fees and disconnection notices.
No one can or should make that decision for anyone else.
On the positive side, if you have used Claim of Right and Notice of Default, then unless you abandoned that Claim unnecessarily, you have lawfully defended your own property and retained your meter.
That alone is a huge accomplishment.
You still have a safe meter and a lower frequency pocket of greater safety around you. Your house is not an uninsurable hazard or under threat of fire.
And you did this yourself.
That said? Hydro is clearly panicking due to the news all over Canada that SaskPower in Saskatchewan has been instructed by the Saskatchewan government to yank flaming smart meters installed to date.
By government directive, SaskPower is busy removing over a fifth of the half a million meters they had intended to install – over 100,000 now halted in mid install.
105,000 smart meters are being pulled off (guess at whose cost this will likely be?) and smart meters are being replaced – FOR NOW.
However, words matter.
The trick here is this – Utilities everywhere have taken to calling non smart but fully digital meters analogues to describe the meters used to replace these flaming meters
That tricks the reader into thinking they are giving back the old electromechanical meters they took away.
No they are not.
Digital meters are not “analogue” meters.
The term “analogue” is being used by the media and those they collude with it in order to fool the reading and viewing public.
However, Saskpower news videos show the digital meters and reveal clearly that digital will NEVER be “analogue”.
That is intentionally misleading news, NOT an accurate way to describe an electromechanical meter just a deceptive way to disguise an electronic meter. And ALL electronic meters, “older” and newer contain an SMPS which is bad news. Some of them can even be readily converted to “smart” just by slipping new firmware into them,
The fire starter smart meters had already set fire to hundreds of homes elsewhere are actually NOT being replaced by good old safe reliable meters, but instead, by interim digital meters.
Insurance issues and investigations may play a role here. Or not.
They are installing pre-smart digital meters so fast they are almost tripping over themselves.
Why? Well, for one thing, meter turnover is profitable.
Has liability come home to roost? Maybe.
THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO CALL YOUR INSURANCE AGENT: Why not call your own insurance agent right aw
NEWS Catch JUST A FEW of the very latest headlines:
Smart Meters Removed in Medicine Hat Alberta, too The City of Medicine Hat, Alberta was in the process of installing the same meters, and has now announced that no more of these meters will be installed until an information-gathering process has been completed.
Province Wide Smart Meter Recall In Saskatchewan
Quebecers worried about SaskPower order to remove all smart meters
Smart meters recalled in Saskatchewan; fire risk identified in Ontario
Saskatchewan customers hope bills drop after smart meters are removed – Some people saw bills double after installation
Smart meter recall cost balloons to $47 M, SaskPower says – CBC News
PG&E charged with obstruction over San Bruno blast
Smart meters safe, B.C. Hydro maintains, as Saskatchewan opts to remove them
BC Hydro says its smart meters safe after fires force
SaskPower to pull meters
BC Hydro defends smart meter safety after fires force SaskPower to kill program
(post continues below links):
http://www.pressfortruth.ca/pft-global/province-wide-smart-meter-recall-in-saskatchewan/ http://chattelevision.ca/video/july-30-smart-meters-removed/ http://globalnews.ca/news/1485822/quebecers-worried-about-saskpower-order-to-remove-all-smart-meters/ http://globalnews.ca/video/1485982/smart-meter-safety-concerns http://www.theprovince.com/technology/Smart+meters+safe+Hydro+maintains+Saskatchewan+opts+remove+them/10079964/story.html http://www.windconcernsontario.ca/smart-meters-recalled-in-saskatchewan-fire-risk-identified-in-ontario/ http://cjme.com/story/some-customers-hope-bills-drop-after-smart-meters-are-removed/397797
UTILITY SMART METERS
Read the observations of the Ontario Fire Marshal – : http://www.stopsmartmeters.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/FireMarshallReportSmartMeterFires-Canada.pdf ____________________________________________________________
EVERYTHING WHICH DEMANDS TOO MUCH ULTIMATELY DEMANDS ITS OWN DESTRUCTION
The smart grid gold rush bubble begins to show uneven signs that it is facing a battle of a bulge which could burst, ….. …..
The idea begins to sink in concerning the projected billions in smart meter costs, … – to be followed by smart meter replacement costs for the return of interim digital replacements, – to be followed by even more smart meter costs in order to then replace all the interim digital meters – all costs to be determined to be passed along to customers or taxpayers (same thing).
And as everyone in Saskatchewan begins to realize that it is THEY who will be expected to pick up the runaway tab as this fiasco compounds itself ……. As the TRUE cost to also replace damage to homes, to savings, and to lives begins to augment this boondoggle now unfolding, ……. – a deadly series of decisions in which good money is continuing to be thrown after bad money for replacement of one “brand” with identical innards to all the rest, being exchanged for another …..
People are beginning to see where this could all lead and are wondering how they will afford it all – or even why they should have to pay for others “mistakes”….. ….
LADY BUG, LADY BUG, FLY AWAY HOME
We see the usual suspects line up and begin to reveal the poker “tell, … such as the way politicians and utility honchos in BC protest too much and try to redirect your attention away from the issue of FIRE.
There’s the finger pointing, the insurance corporations in pursuit, the shell and pea game of brand slamming, the distraction from the obvious, ….. these responses are all beginning to escalate, ….
Apparently on this side of the Rockies the utilities are failing to convincingly affect an air of cool complacency. The best they seem able to manage is bad acting, ill measured fake indifference to the fast growing alarm spreading nearly everywhere else in Canada and beyond.
Hydro apparently wants us to “believe” that unlike the plastic “meters” everywhere else, one brand of smart “meter” – THEIRS – is DIFFERENT!
THEIRS has been “proven safe” (NOT!)
These days the media only reports fires as “cause unknown”.
However, it is more apparent each day that a reckoning is coming.
Hydro has made hilariously telling July 30th., 2014 announcement on their website about how BC meters have been proven “safe”.
Maybe they mean they were manufactured in a different part of the same Chinese factory?
The fact is all meters of all brands are almost identical just as countless “brands” of fridges are only made by as few as two or at most three manufacturers.
See excerpt here from Take Back Your Power award winning movie website – Thanks to Josh Del Sol:
WHITE LINK – HIGHLIGHT TO USE http://www.takebackyourpower.net/news/2014/07/30/breaking-saskpower-ordered-remove-smart-meters-province/
Electric Tariff, Note 9 If BC Hydro has failed to obtain a manual meter reading for any bi-monthly billing period, BC Hydro will, unless BC Hydro’s failure to obtain the manual meter reading was attributable to the acts or omissions of the Customer, deduct the amount of $27.90 from the Legacy Meter Charges payable for that billing period, or the amount of $30.08 from the Radio-off Meter Charges payable for that billing period. In all cases in which the Customer’s bill was based on a manual meter reading obtained by BC Hydro, the full Legacy Meter Charge or Radio-off Meter Charge, as applicable, shall be payable by the Customer.
MOST CON ARTISTS TEND TO CON THEMSELVES FIRST.
Seen one Ponzi scheme, seen them all. HYDRO IS PLAYING A VERY REAL GAME – more so than ever as their program faces down insurance challenges …. and as smart grid property devaluation lawsuits are proving very successful.
On the bright side, those who have used and still understand their own Claim of Right are those who do not have a smart meter and have kept the original meter and need not be subject to swap pressure to relinquish ownership of anything at all.
Think about this: They have literally spent millions to try to get hold of the meters we claimed a right to keep, and still have. That can only mean that the safe real meters we possess must be worth their weight in gold to the corporate entities so seemingly desperate to beg, borrow, steal and swap them.
Of course Dr Strangelove always did have one hand on the energy controls, the energy shut off lever, the most likely suspect to switch it off for any number of motives.
For now. As of the last week or so, a few are nevertheless getting disconnection notices.
There have been only a small handful of reports
DISCONNECTION: REAL OR NOT?
BE AWARE: Because everyone is at a different stage in Hydro’s brinksmanship games, it is possible that not everyone of way over one hundred thousand hold outs will even receive some or all of the following
– a Payment Required notice, …..
– a Disconnection e-mail, (save yourself one more doc to VOID and don’t open that one)…..
– a Disconnection hard copy notice by way of Canada Post, …..
– a disconnection phone call.
The strategy used here is intentional unpredictability.
They need your fear as much as they need your consent.
This is part of the strategy, …. to divide and interrupt the solidarity of response and to disguise the predictability of a fraudulent protocol.
Did they use fraud to get to this point?
Are they ignoring lawful procedures?
Is their silence their consent to our terms?
DO THEY CARE?
Yes they care – about themselves, not you .
They care about liability far more than they ever admit.
And so they should.
However, like some warped and deranged frequency driven “de-energizer bunny”, until they are stopped and forced to have their own “skin in the game” – just like all pathologically driven entities who consider themselves to be above the law, they just keep on going.
Hydro execs have been overheard during a social do discussing with great worry the fact that the billing system we paid for them to create, the one that has always worked, is now out of control, that hydro paperwork is in a disastrous state.
It was also overheard that they are having massive problems and as a result they cannot send out accurate bills and the admit that this is directly related to the fact that there are so many hold outs, in numbers they never anticipated.
Thing is, before this grid greed rush, just as everyone started out with a good meter, an if it ain’t broke don’t fix it electromechanical meter we still have a reliable safe meter,
…in much the same way hydro HAD a reliable billing system.
It was based on regular meter readers and regular billing input.
It was never designed to operate with two kinds of meters or two kinds of systems. It worked perfectly well as it was.
It seems the sheer number of hold outs may have managed to hamstring the new smart meter system which is operating at half mast, presumably unable to work properly.
The reality is that it is the NEW wireless system which has turned the log lived reliable billing system into a nightmare – for Hydro.
Now hold outs have become a fearsome spoke in the wheels of their fantasy of a profitable new system and their old system and new system simply do not mesh at all so everything is in massive disarray.
It is important to continue to carry out two parallel endeavours:
1) stay tuned and sign up for auto mail outs of new posts – just in case there are any significant changes to the lawful process, to correctly void for defect all docs you may receive, so as to to correctly return them to sender.
2) make a decision about whether or not to make an overpayment to potentially be followed up later on by an underpayment.
TIME IS MONEY AND POWER.
OH, THE INJUSTICE OF IT ALL!
RIGHT OR WRONG?
Understand that right or wrong,…. ethical or not, …. desperate or not, ….. insurable actions or not, ….. violation of electrical and building code or not… THIS UTILITY MONOPOLY GAME is predatory corporatism at its most venal.
Those practicing this PPP (Predator Prey Protocol) are relentlessly following a dinosaur version of an outmoded, “has been”,(but tried and true for decades) ruthless procedure from the past, to justify a legal disconnection for a fraud program demanding monies owed, regardless of whether the monies charged are really legal or not.
It is kind of like facing down a desperado high on their own addiction to greed.
The “choices” – which is hydro’s coy word for an ultimatum by a monopoly – are – FOR THE MOMENT fairly straightforward.
PAY TO KEEP POWER…. or DON’T
(Then wait to find out if they are bluffing).
There are risks attached to playing “wait and see” .
That said – Either way, time is of the essence
One can choose how to stave off greed demented wolverines circling one’s bank account.
Anyone is free to make a lump sum payment of an amount that is NOT the alleged amount demanded but is an amount slightly larger than that alleged amount “owed”. Just make certain that it can not be construed as an agreement or concession to pay the fees.
Only you as a private person can decide if you want to take chances or not, to see if they mean it.
Do what it takes to keep the theoretical blackmail wolf away from the energy switch door.
For those who are fed up: There is a myth busting link at the end of this article about off grid life. (just look for it where those pictures of cute little cabins are located)
That website is very helpful at prioritizing what such a life entails and how accessible this change of direction could be. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
There is literally no way to second guess things at this stage, now that they are sending out a calculated attempt to cause a deep chill by calling some customers and telling them power is about to be shut off . Is this for real? We do not know.
TO PAY OR NOT TO PAY – THAT IS THE QUESTION
Suppose you should decide to make a non specific down payment on your account.
At the beginning of this post is an example of a letter which a private person composed on their own.
This was their free choice.
It is not for us to say if this is the way to go or not. but it is included here only in order for you to see that there is more than one way to to this, and this is one private person’s own initiative.
They wrote this letter, then sent it registered mail with an over payment included, which was sent direct to the address enclosed hydro office.
Such efforts serve as an example of the independent thinking of one family and how they chose to deal with this issue.
This is one way to retain your options later on to subtract an overpayment from later bills once the smoke clears ….. (from smart meter fires?)
You can back such a move up and or pay as and what you see fit while you either tell them by registered mail right away or you use their automated system to let them know you paid .
If you do not use registered mail to send a payment to them with a qualifier letter such as the one above, the latest suggestion is that one make sure that one DOES qualify that this money is allocated for usage.
After you pay use the automated system to OBTAIN A CONFIRMATION RECEIPT number to prove you made a late payment.
Late payment link is in this post.
WHO DECIDES WHAT ANY PAYMENT IS ACTUALLY FOR?
In theory, they decide. In fact, this is a two way street and over payment can become the mirror image, the other face, of underpayment later on.
Eventually – over the long haul, as the world catches up to what you already know very well – the very idea that we were EVER expected to pay a fee to not burn in our beds will be seen as a travesty.
Perhaps this will happen only after tragic events reach critical mass numbers,or after so many devalued smart metered homes also catch fire, or after insurance corporations go after more utility corporations which seem to have assumed that insurance would be willing to bear that cost of utility gross negligence.
THIS IS NOT AN EITHER OR ISSUE.
YOU CAN PAY A LUMP SUM AND CONTINUE TO VOID WHATEVER THEY SEND AND TO BE SAFE YOU SHOULD DO BOTH.
HOW TO VOID A DISCONNECTION NOTICE:
PLEASE SEE BOTTOM OF POST FOR INSTRUCTIONS REMINDER:
Risk aversion varies considerably from one person to another.
There are no guarantees in life.
Meanwhile, do everything possible to work toward a slim new energy independence and the goal of grid defection, which is now a rapidly growing sector.
There is only one way to stop any utility from behaving no differently than hard line dope dealers who abuse those over whom they think they have a monopoly. If we want them to stop treating us like energy junkies, what do we do? Find a way to grow our own power.
please highlight the link below for the off grid myth busting website
http://www.squidoo.com/off-the-grid-myths PLEASE HIGHLIGHT THE WHITE LINKS FOR BETTER WHITE LINK: https://www.bchydro.com/accounts-billing/customer-service-residential/account-services/payment-options.html
WHY WIRELESS IS NOT ABOUT FREEDOM
Whether it is a mobile/cellphone, a wifi router, a walkie talkie, a baby monitor, a portable phone, an alleged smart meter or any other wireless device operating on an unlicensed bandwidth as does a smart meter, the second your data becomes wireless, as of that moment you no longer own nor have any further claim of ownership over your own private data. Once the data enters or leaves the wireless device at all it has become a wireless transmission. Legally, the owner of the data, has relinquished ownership rights by use of wireless devices and has no jurisdiction over the air.
GET IT IN WRITING
FOR THE INSTALLER(S):
A list of demands to expect of any alleged installer, temp employee, technician, electrician or other etc: Provide written proof of the following:
– full name – proof of ID and ID badge and number
– license plate number
– name of company/corporation with which installer is affiliated
– name of installer’s own insurer
– written proof of installer’s electrician and/or electrical engineer qualifications,
– installer’s license
– work order file number
– insurer identification papers
– name of company, policy ID number, and proof that the installer s in possession of insurance papers from insurance provider for installer’s own personal errors and insurance and/or liability insurance
– a signed disclosure from the utility co-signed by the installer that the installer is fully aware of and fully liable for any and all hazards and risks associated with performing a hot swap under live load, as well as being liable for all subsequent damage to every single component of the homeowner’s entire electrical system, which is inherently electrically incompatible with all wireless grid devices as well as the frequencies they generate and enable.
FOR THE UTILITY CEO:
A list of demands in search of answers which ANYONE ought to be able to to expect of the CEO of any utility, to be provided in the form of written information sent to the customer by registered mail:
Submit in writing a request for the utility CEO’s own personal written assurance that they will assume all liability and demand a guarantee signed off on by the CEO of the utility that they will provide proof in writing forthwith that:
– this microwave bi-directional transmitter device is fully safety approved by every possible agency, national and international and every independent non industry related body able to guarantee absolute safety and insurability As is done in Sweden:
– demand free of charge a professional electrical installation to be installed in tandem with the alleged “meter” and before or inside the service panel, a specifically designed, smart grid compatible, insurance approved, industrial grade whole house transient suppressor
In this written submission request the inclusion of the utility CEO’s own assurance and guarantee that
– the alleged “smart meter” and grid wireless frequencies will not generate nor enable the creation of any harmonic distortion nor introduce into the home system any transients, spikes, surges.
– this industrial grade suppressor and alleged “smart meter” device are both fully insurable
– this industrial grade suppressor is designed to smooth and neutralize all grid and device related hazards and invasive aspects of the smart grid
– this industrial grade suppressor and alleged “smart meter” device is able to prevent damage and property devaluation from all electrical and/or wireless sources introduced by the utility into the personal private electrical system of the owner
– this suppressor and alleged “meter” meet the standards for and will protect all house contents and structural components from all related frequency interference and harm, invasions, or violations, biological and otherwise
Demand in writing within this guarantee that this device and the frequencies it generates and enables are in every way insurable because they are 100% electrically compatible with
– the meter base
– the service panel
– the circuit box
– all uninsulated home wiring
– all firewall separations
– all electrical codes
– all building codes
– all occupants
– will not compromise or void homeowner insurance,
– nor pose a fire hazard
– nor corrode the meter base metal
– nor cause the temperature of any component of the home’s electrical system or the meter itself to change/increase, overheat
Demand proof in writing that the meter is
– insurable for full safety from all future malfunction, risk, fire hazard, property depreciation, privacy invasion, or potential to compromise health
Be certain to demand a written guarantee that this is not a wiretapping device.
Ask the utility CEO to include in this written assurance that the device’s SMPS (switching mode power supply), its antenna(s), its radio transmitter(s) and Zigbee chips inside will not
– cause any physical or data or electronic interference whatsoever with
– your own biological bioelectrical system,
– your electrical system,
– your appliances,
– your electronics,
– your firewall separations,
– the current structural specification of your home (which were not designed for microwaves)
Make certain that the CEO of the utility can give written assurance that this device will not
– violate any rights
– invade privacy
– share information
– undermine health
– frequency graph
– remotely control the customer’s service panel,
– analyze, network, or broadcast wirelessly private customer data or metadata outside the alleged “measurement” device
– collect, remove or rebroadcast into the air the customer’s personal data and metadata ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
WHEN UTILITIES ABUSE:
What we are witnessing is abuse of those who are in a position of dependency.
All abuse is like this.
THIS IS THE REAL MEANING OF “SMART” GRID. The latest version of Enron we are witnessing, the so called smartest guys in the room, like those before them, feel immune to consequences, such as liability and feel free to incrementally abuse others.
If government actually worked for those they tax, then by law electricity, gas and water would still be essential services and would not be privatized or able to be abused or withheld.
The government has created policies which encourage utilities to withhold and abuse – and they do so because they think they can.
They are no longer interested in the energy provision business, They are now shifting into the data extraction business. Yours.
It is all about greed. Theirs.
They want your money, ever greater amounts of it, far more of it than they are entitled to.
So they devise scheme after scheme to exploit this uneven relationship.
When you have retained an electromechanical meter, you cannot be controlled directly through usage and rationing. That leaves them only one tool to feed greed. Fees.
They demand compensation for the fact that you have used the highest law in the land – Claim of Right, – to secure your safe meter.
This is the true ruthlessness hidden behind the propaganda, and mostly only the hold outs have been able to get to see this ugliness for what it is.
THIS MONOPOLY GAME IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.
FIND THE WAY OUT- others have and say it is not difficult
(see comment section for this post)
Again: Electricity can be hard to do without these days. This is also why any goal of grid defection and energy autonomy are both looking better by the day.
You must do whatever works for you.
ACTUALLY … there is a silver lining here. Over the last three years, every utility move which has been made serves as a clear warning and that, in turn, leads to greater awareness for all of us.
Never fear. As we speak very savvy helpers ARE DEVISING WAYS to slap such behaviour with inescapable LIABILITY consequences.
And here is the truth of what the utilities are showing us:
A) They cannot be trusted – ever
B) We are going to be better off by finding another way to live.
ENERGY SELF SUFFICIENCY IS THE NEXT STEP
Let the VOID FOR DEFECT notices do the talking.
FOR A PHYSICAL NOTICE WHICH ARRIVES IN YOUR MAIL BOX
(1) Write VOID FOR DEFECT and NO [SMP/MCP] CONTRACT in red pen diagonally across the front and the back sides of this alleged notice,
(2) Write REFUSAL FOR CAUSE WITHOUT DISHONOUR in red pen diagonally across the front of the envelope, next to envelope window,
(3) Where a notice has been mailed to the private owner from BC Hydro – write or print onto a white sticker the following (filling in the date)… RETURN TO SENDER Envelope found abandoned on __date___ Envelope returned on __date___ NO [SMP/MCP] CONTRACT
Carefully place this sticker over the BC Hydro envelope window and with a red pen, draw an arrow from the sticker “RETURN TO SENDER” to BC Hydro’s return address printed on the envelope (top left hand corner).
Make sure to return this envelope and notice – preferably within 3 days but if not then…. MAKE IT A TOP PRIORITY TO SEND IT BACK IMMEDIATELY, ASAP.
Some post offices accept mail on the weekend, but post mark for the following Monday. Therefore, because one is using mail for delivery, weekends and holidays are not counted within the 3 day “redemption” period – you may move to the next business day.
(4) FOR AN E-MAIL “DISCONNECTION NOTICE” FIRST RULE: If yu have not opened the e-mail DO NOT OPEN THIS UNSOLICITED E-MAIL. LEAVE IT UNOPENED.
however…… if you already have opened this unsolicited e-mail, then you must be aware that hydro has confirmed to at least one customer that this email has an invisible tracer attached to it. this is a business practice which lets the sender know when and even how often you open unsolicited e-mails from them in your own computer e-mail program. once opened they will know when you opened it.
IF ALREADY OPENED: RETURN THE E-MAIL AS FOLLOWS:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR E-MAIL DISCONNECTION NOTICES
Where a notice has been emailed to the private owner from BC Hydro – print out the email notice and in red write VOID FOR DEFECT and NO [SMP/MCP] CONTRACT across it and then scan it. (If you do not have a scanner, you can digitally photograph the VOID e-mail with a camera and then load the picture onto your computer; or, photograph the VOID e-mail with a cell phone and email the picture to your computer.)
Now write a short email note (filling in the dates) that states all of the following:
RETURN TO SENDER
Email found abandoned on __date___ Email returned on __date___ NO [SMP/MCP] CONTRACT WARNING!
This email address is no longer monitored!
Further, a copy of this abandoned email transmission is being returned to sender at
BRITISH COLUMBIA HYDRO AND POWER AUTHORITY,
333 DUNSMUIR STREET,
today by regular post. Make sure to return this voided email notification with the note above, If possible within (72 hours) of the date you open it – so you are within the 3 day redemption period. 3 days begin the day after you actually OPEN the email. So if you accidentally OPEN the email on Monday, if possible yreturn the email no later than Thursday.
Hydro will send you an auto reply (don’t open it) saying they don’t accept email at this address.
(Don’t open email from Hydro again. Get off their email list. If you find that you can not cancel off their list (as some have found out too late), then consider changing to a different e-mail address. In any case, bill notifications are not something you must wait to receive, You can proactively go into the website AROUND the time the bill comes due but if you do so open your billing page ONLY. Better still, if possible stick to paper bills.)
NEXT STEP: Now print 2 copies of the sent email transmission (the note showing the time and date it was sent, and the voided e-notice). One of the copies is for regular mail to BC Hydro and one copy is for your own records. Mail one copy by regular post, some post offices accept mail on the weekend, but post mark for the following Monday. Therefore, because one is using mail for delivery, weekends and holidays are not counted within the 3 days – you may move to the next business day.
(You can opt for registered mail to ensure it gets there quicker and get a certificate proving receipt.)
(5) Now make out a new envelope return address DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE RETURN ADDRESS: INSTEAD WRITE
c/o 1234 Your Street,
Your Town, British Columbia
Address this envelope to:
TIME SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS ENCLOSED BRITISH COLUMBIA HYDRO AND POWER AUTHORITY
333 DUNSMUIR STREET,
(6) Place a ‘postage stamp’ onto this new envelope,
(7) Photocopy everything you are sending: – original BC Hydro ‘envelope’ (front and back), – original alleged notice, – ‘new envelope with postage stamp’
(8) Write ‘witness statements’ along the bottom of the photocopies, making sure to substitute your name(s) for John Paul of the Doe family, – on the photocopy of the BC Hydro envelope:
I witnessed John Paul of the Doe family mail this alleged envelope back to BC Hydro Date:__________________
– on photocopy of the alleged notice:
I witnessed John Paul of the Doe family mail this alleged notice back to BC Hydro Date:____________
– on photocopy of new envelope addressed to BC Hydro with postage stamp:
I witnessed John Paul of the Doe family mail this envelope to BC Hydro Date:_____________ Witness: ________________
– on photocopy of the included note:
I witnessed John Paul of the Doe family mail this note to BC Hydro
(9) Take a ‘photograph’ (if you can) of all of the above originals with their photocopies, spread out on a table or floor together in one shot, and make a print for your files.
(10) Put all originals and their photocopies into a folder together and go to post office with your witness,
(11) With your witness present and watching, fold the original BC Hydro envelope and stuff it into the new envelope with postage stamp on it,
(12) Now fold the original alleged BC Hydro notice and also stuff it into the new envelope with postage stamp on it, (with the used Hydro envelope, but not inside it, as we are returning them to a different address), and seal this new envelope shut,
(13) Hand both this new sealed envelope and its photocopy, to postal clerk, and ask the clerk to please date stamp both the envelope and its photocopy for your record.
(14) Now ask your witness to both date and sign as witness on all photocopies.
(15) Take a photograph (if you can) of your witness signing your photocopies and make a copy for your record.
(16) Staple all of your photocopies together and keep in a folder with your other copies – in a dry safe place.
Also, perhaps those who receive these specific notices, might want to opt for registered mail to ensure it gets there quicker. This way they have a certificate proving receipt.
NOTE: In future, RETURN TO SENDER (BC Hydro Meter Choices Program notices / envelopes) as outlined above.
These postal date stamped photocopies – dated and signed by your witness (and photographed if you can) are sufficient to prove that original alleged BC Hydro envelopes and notices have been VOIDED FOR DEFECT, REFUSED FOR CAUSE WITHOUT DISHONOUR and RETURNED TO SENDER by the post office.
No alleged SMP/MCP contract exists between the private owner and BC Hydro, wherein the private owner completed all COR documents and BC Hydro and Crown/Government did not rebut.
As such, any BC Hydro envelope and notice relating to the alleged SMP/MCP are the property of BC Hydro and not the private owner.
The envelope and its content are abandoned property – that the private owner is returning to its rightful owner – hence – “return to sender”.
Abandonment (legal), a legal term regarding property • Lost, mislaid, and abandoned property, legal status of property after abandonment and rediscovery. source: Wikipedia
THESE ARE LEGAL/LAWFUL DOCUMENTS––keep them safe and secure in a dry place.
Disclaimer: To All Fighters for Freedom against Wireless ‘smart meters’ “These are the times that try men’s souls,” Thomas Paine. We live in a world of commerce. From time to time, circumstances arise, where we seek remedies to resolve our commercial problems. The notices and /or commercial remedies offered, are given freely, but they come with a warning. The contents are for educational purposes only. The author is not an attorney and can not give legal advice. If you require legal advice, by all means find a competent attorney. Please accept these offerings as given – for some, these materials may offer assistance in finding viable solutions. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~