LETTERS: Like father, like daughter

Reader says if kids singing national anthem doesn't soften Canadians' hearts, then nothing will

Like father, like daughter

If the following letter can’t soften the hearts of all Canadians or bring on a tear, then nothing will, absolutely nothing.

The sound of our Canadian National Anthem sang by a children’s choir in Ottawa and heard from coast to coast on Remembrance Day was a pill that alone has the power to reignite and re-unite a country.

Our fast pace of living in an electronic world mixed with fear and mistrust could use a helping hand!

Our world  needs to stop spinning and set a new heading — the only world mankind has must learn to share — then perhaps all people could sing and rejoice together.

Yes, I remember way back then, and yes, I shall never forget the sound of the children singing proudly the words of our national anthem, words so strong they make the heart beat in wonder, words that deliver the pill filled with hope and unity for the future caring of our nation that will be in younger hands guided by the hands of God.

Tom Isherwood



Smart meter controversy

The people of the Okanagan Valley need to know that what you can’t see will hurt you.

Eminent, independent, non-industry-funded scientists with expertise in the area of electromagnetic radiation have warned us now for many years that: a) long-term, low-level, pulsed, non-thermal radio/microwave frequency radiation is harmful to humans and all living things, and b) power line (60 Hz) electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation given off by household wiring, electrical appliances, high voltage power transmission and distribution lines, etc. is equally harmful to humans and all living things.

Deployment of smart meters and their imposition on an unsuspecting population will eventually cause a crisis in human health unseen before in human history. It wasn’t the firestorm that killed the victims of  Dresden, it was the lack of oxygen. It wasn’t the mushroom cloud that killed the victims of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki bombing, it was radiation exposure. Oxygen and ionizing radiation are invisible, proving that what you can’t see can kill. Oxygen and radiation are invisible, as is non-ionizing radiation at the lower end of the spectrum, i.e. microwaves emitted from cell phones, any wireless gadget,  including smart meters.

We are facing what Dr. Devra Davis, distinguished epidemiologist, author of Disconnect and founder of the Environmental Health Trust in the United States, calls “the slow roll-out of an epidemic.”

Around the world, people are already suffering. They are going to their doctors with symptoms consistent with electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), yet doctors are untrained in the biological effects of electromagnetic radiation and treat patients according to their symptoms. This violates the first rule of medicine which is to remove the patient from the cause of their disease.

Scientific evidence is being swept under the carpet. Confusion over scientific results is being created by people like Dr. William Bailey, of Exponent, a product defence consultant for FortisBC in last year’s smart meter hearing before the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC).

The BCUC and government officials such as provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall are turning a blind eye to the unfolding carnage. FortisBC smart meter project director Ian Dyck is a businessman. His sole purpose is to increase corporate profit. BC Hydro is a Crown Corporation. As a government body BC Hydro is breaking the social contract that binds our society for the benefit of everyone.

Hans Karow

Coalition to Reduce Electropollution (CORE)



Stamp club returns for New Year

Happy New Year to you and all your readers from and on behalf of the Penticton and District Stamp Club. Thanks to the generous support of you and your readers our club has been able to contribute thousands of dollars to charity this past year. We like to thank you all and encourage those who need to divest themselves of stamp material to give a call at 250-492-3875, email at gboersma@telus.net or deliver at 2600 Cornwall drive, Penticton. We gladly provide advice and/or guidance for those who have questions about their collection. Our next meeting will be Jan. 4, 2015 at the Penticton United Church (Blue Church) on Main Street from 2 to 4 p.m.. Guests are always welcome and we do encourage parents to bring their children along with them. Membership dues are only $15.00 per annum for adults and $5.00 for children. Have a great year during 2015.

Gus Boersma


Penticton & District Stamp Club



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