Archive for category FortisBC

Smart meter foes go cold

Nicholas Johansen - Dec 16, 2016 / 5:00 am As the temperature continues to drop into negative double digits, several people in the Okanagan and Kootenays are without electricity in their homes, after refusing smart meters. While FortisBC wouldn’t provide an exact number, the utility company says “fewer than 10″ electricity customers have had their power turned […]

BC Hydro inflated claims of smart-meter benefits, NDP critic says

 MARK HUME   VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 8:50PM EST  Last updated Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 8:52PM EST  BC Hydro provided the public with misleading financial information in order to justify spending more than $1-billion to install smart meters across the province, claims NDP energy critic Adrian Dix. In a detailed letter […]

Kelowna Tenant and Smart Meters

By Kelly Hayes August 25, 2015  6pm Video Journalist  Global News Time is running out for a Kelowna man who is in a standoff with FortisBC. The man refuses to have a smart meter installed in his rental home. He says he wants to keep his old analog meter but FortisBC says that’s not an […]

Without power by choice

by Wayne Moore | Story: 144983 - Jul 29, 2015 / 5:00 am A handful of FortisBC customers have chosen to be without power after refusing to select the type of smart meter they wish installed at their home. Utility spokesman David Wylie said a few customers in Trail and a few more in Kelowna had their power […]

$4,500 Fortis bill for house which isn’t there

By Adam Proskiw  - Infotel News   Gary Fong was sent a $4,500 bill from Fortis for power used by a building that burned down more than six months ago. (ADAM PROSKIW /InfoTel Multimedia) July 24, 2015 – 6:30 PM KELOWNA – A world-famous photographer who lives part time in Ellison says Fortis B.C. has […]

Court told Itron meters are a Fire Hazard

Reed_Answering_Brief INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS, LOCAL UNION NO. 69    page 2 – “On November 4, 2014, the Judge issued his recommended Decision and Order. In his Decision and Order, the Judge found that Respondent unlawfully discharged employee Bobby Reed for engaging in protected concerted activity and/or union activity, when he testified in a […]

Smart meters in the Fortis service area

Okanagan June 15 2015 – Global News Last Saturday, Dr. Malcolm Paterson gave a presentation in Oliver. In this Global news video, FortisBC is allowed to present its inaccurate responses without comments – about the level of radiation, the safety factors – e.g. a report saying $$meters reduce fire risk. This is the report by Len Garis […]

Disappointed that Fortis is installing EMF readers

by Shara JJ Cooper on 15 Jun 2015 Dear Editor It seems like only yesterday (40-50 years ago) parents were warned that sitting too close to a television set was harmful for children; and only yesterday (60 years ago) US forces, when testing atom bombs in the Bikini Atoll, told locals it was for the betterment […]

Fortis responds to Smart Meter resolution

A heated exchange between protester Flo Winfrey and Mayor Manfred Bauer took place when he attempted to explain his decision to vote against the RDOS moratorium on smart meter installations as smart meters opponents gathered outside the Village of Keremeos office for a flash protest Monday afternoon. — Image Credit: Tara Bowie/Black Press by  Dale Boyd – […]

Smart meter moratorium

by Deborah Pfeiffer  - May 26, 2015 / 7:30 pm Citing health and other concerns, Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen director, Tom Siddon, presented a petition and called for a moratorium on smart meter installation in Area D, at the last RDOS board meeting. “This is being imposed on people without their consent, and I just think it’s wrong,” he […]