Archive for August, 2011

Not a ringing endorsement for water meters

By Jeremy Deutsch – Kamloops This Week Published: August 31, 2011 7:00 PM Trudy Frisk loves her home. Correction. Trudy Frisk once loved her home. The longtime Kamloops resident was the queen of her Dallas Drive castle. “It’s a lovely neighbourhood,” she told KTW of the neighbourhood she has called home for 27 years. But, […]

Fridge blows after smart meter installed

Richmond Review – News Shellmont resident Jack Rochfort was forced to buy a new refrigerator after his blew following the installation of a smart meter at his 42-year-old Richmond home. Matthew Hoekstra photo By Matthew Hoekstra – Richmond Review Published: August 24, 2011 10:00 AM Updated: August 24, 2011 4:39 PM An 81-year-old Richmond man […]

Oak Bay Target of Aggressive “Smart Meter” Installation Campaign

Press Release Smart Meter Info. – Take Action ASAP by Citizens for Safe Technology BC Hydro Smart Meters are being installed aggressively in Oak Bay. Corix installers do not have a list of those on the DO NOT INSTALL or the DELAY LIST. They are simply knocking on doors, if you’re not home they’re installing […]

One more promise by BC Hydro is being broken

Dear Prem. Clark, One more promise by BC Hydro is being broken. I have dozens of letters sent to people saying that if they are on the “Do not install list” or “Delayed Installation” list or whatever term Hydro is using today, Hydro will not put a meter on a home until they’ve given direct […]

Hydro Chief’s Leaked Comments Trash IPPs

  Hydro Chief’s Leaked Comments Trash IPPs ( Independent Power Producers ) - What Will Clark Do Now?   Written by Rafe Mair Saturday, 20 August 2011 21:00 I have called it the Campbell/Clark government because that’s what it is. Premier Clark was in on the beginning of most policies including the disastrous energy plan that […]

Victoria seeks alternative to Hydro smart meters

By Kathryn Burnham    August 20, 2011 Victoria city council is asking B.C. Hydro to create a hard-wire option to its wireless smart meters so that those with health concerns won’t have to worry about electromagnetic radiation. A motion passed at Thursday’s council meeting calls for council to write to B.C. Hydro and the provincial ministries […]

10 municipalities across BC ask province to stop Hydro’s installation

Esquimalt on board with push for second look at smart meters by Erin McCracken – Victoria News    August 19, 2011 Esquimalt council will be putting B.C. Hydro’s wireless meters under the microscope after several residents expressed their concerns over the technology. Their appeal at last week’s council meeting included a request that council join 10 […]

Smart Meters operating in Richmond BC 智能电表已在列治文

Just south of the intersection of Westminister Highway and Number One Road in Richmond, BC, there are a handful of homes with BC Hydro wireless smart meters in operation.  People who are sensitive to wireless devices (EHS) photographed the antenna that was installed to collect the data from these homes. Comments about the few minutes […]

CTV : Debate over Smart Meters

Critics question safety of smart meters – BC Hydro is rolling out its new smart meter program this month and there have already been a number of critics questioning the program. The high-tech devices aren’t even installed yet and they’re already stirring up a lot of controversy. Some say they’re an invasion of privacy, while others say it could increase your risk of cancer.

Local Concern Over Smart Meter Installations

By Michelle Cyr-Whiting Saturday, August 06, 2011 12:30 PM Prince George, B.C. When Marina Jang first heard about BC Hydro’s smart metering program she was encouraged to hear the key phrases: ‘clean’, ‘green’, and ‘energy-saving’. Her initial reaction has changed to one of mounting concern as she digs deeper into growing criticism, world-wide, of the […]