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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 […]

Scientists ‘can’t all be quacks,’ as RDOS calls for moratorium on smart meters

  Still smartingOsoyoos man Jacob de Raadt had his power cut off after refusing to accept a new smart meter.   Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 6:06 pm JOE FRIES |  comments Persistent concerns about smart meters have prompted a group of local politicians to call on the B.C. government to pull the plug on further installations […]

Residents say no notice on smart meters

Dawn Russell is on member of a group concerned that FortisBC has begun swapping out old electrical meters for smart meters on the Penticton Indian Band. by  Steve Kidd – Penticton Western News  posted May 14, 2015 at 4:00 PM A group of residents on the Penticton Indian Band are upset that installation of smart electricity meters by FortisBC went […]

Osoyoos couple’s power cut off after refusing smart meter

ROY WOOD / Special to the Herald Cut off Jacob de Raadt stands beside his old analog power meter that’s been disconnected after he accidentally damaged it while trying to protect it from being upgraded to a newer model he has health concerns about.                       […]

LETTERS: Fortis offers smart meter opt-out

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR  posted Apr 14, 2015 at 12:00 PM For customers wanting to opt out of having the wireless function of the installed smart meter not turned on, the cost is a one-time only fee of $60. You must apply now to Fortis as the cost will increase to $88 after installation begins in this area […]

Smart meter draws negative reactions from all over B.C.

Response from all over B.C. to our story about a smart meter installation at a local Montessori school was so voluminous that we present here a representative sample. Langley Advance  March 17, 2015 10:45 AM Editor’s note: While it is the Langley Advance’s policy to give precedence to letters from local writers, the response from all […]

Meter Madness: Smart meter installation sparks concern

by  Kevin Parnell – Kelowna Capital News posted Feb 20, 2015 at 6:00 AM— updated Feb 23, 2015 at 9:32 AM Residents express concern while FortisBC moves forward with advanced meter program and health officials say no evidence of adverse effects.   As FortisBC continues to move forward with a plan to replace its aging analog meters with advanced meters to measure its […]

Meter Madness: Smart meter installation sparks concern

 by  Kevin Parnell – Kelowna Capital News posted Feb 20, 2015 at 6:00 AM— updated Feb 23, 2015 at 9:32 AM Residents express concern while FortisBC moves forward with advanced meter program and health officials say no evidence of adverse effects. — Image Credit: Contributed As FortisBC continues to move forward with a plan to replace its aging analog meters with advanced meters to […]

Letter: Keep your smart meter off my townhouse

posted Feb 6, 2015 at 1:00 AM To the editor: I just received my notice that Fortis is going to install a smart meter on my home. I don’t want one, and hundreds of other people in Kelowna also do not want one. Furthermore, the CEO and president of both Fortis and Corix have received legal documents from […]

FortisBC : Smart Meters are not so smart

Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014 3:07 pm  In response to Ian Dyck’s recent letters supporting FortisBC’s smart meter installations (AMI), Okanagan people 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, […]

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