Archive for category Kamloops

5G comes to BC Interior

5G comes to BC Interior Jon Manchester – Sep 1, 2020 / 7:12 am  Rogers Communications is expanding its 5G technology to 50 new markets starting today – including communities in the Thompson-Okanagan. The roll-out includes 26 cities in B.C., among them Kelowna, Kamloops, Vernon, Salmon Arm, Penticton and Osoyoos. Several Lower Mainland communities are also […]

More Telus Small Cells Installed

EMR Alliance of BC has been researching the next generation of microwave antennas that is currently being installed in British Columbia.  Since our last postings of locations in BC, there have been new towns covered and other towns with expansions of the current eNode network. New towns with Small Cells are Ladysmith, Chemainus and Chilliwack. […]

Meter installations a fire risk, electrician says

Westsyde resident arrested again while resisting meter swap  January 7, 2016 2:35 P.M. Two days before Christmas, James Dreyer was arrested outside his Westsyde home after he allegedly assaulted B.C. Hydro staff attempting to change his electrical meter. It wasn’t the first time Dreyer has had a brush with the law. A little over a year ago, the married […]

Kamloops family mulls legal action against BC Hydro

By: Dale Bass  January 8, 2015  BC Hydro won’t reconnect a Kamloops family that had its power cut off last month unless the utility is allowed to install a smart meter that can have the radio turned off, for which there is a monthly charge. When the family called BC Hydro, the Crown corporation said that, because […]

Wire option available for City water meters, resident learns

NOVEMBER 5, 2011 A resident who says she was not informed of an alternative to a wireless water meter wants to ensure other homeowners are aware. Petrina Gregson, who is opposed to the use of wireless meters due to her uncertainty over health risks, now has one installed at her home. Gregson was initially told […]

Kamloops : Smart Meter Opponents Forum

October 24, 2011 Desert Garden Community Center Published October 25, 2011 People should have a right to choose whether to accept a health risk, a principal somehow forgotten in the rush to install wireless meters, an audience was told at a public meeting Monday night.”Smart meters are part of a wider process occurring at every […]

Kamloops : Homeowners raise protests over smart meters

Devices are safe, effective and will modernize grid, Hydro maintains SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 BY MIKE YOUDS DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORTER Smart meters don’t qualify as a smart move as far as Brian Theissen is concerned. The new wireless electrical meters, to be installed in every Kamloops home starting in October, will enable two-way communication between […]

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, […]

Kamloops : The Dark Side of Smart Meters The dark side of smart meters JUNE 6, 2011 Re: Smart Meters Set to Roll Out In Kamloops, May 27, 2011. Tests in the U.S. show smart meters are extremely easy to hack. Won’t that just make it easier to steal electricity? Information about our personal activities will be collected and broadcast wirelessly. BC […]

Kamloops : Smart meters may be harmful JUNE 23, 2011 New smart water meter transmitters being installed in Kamloops homes may be harmful to you and your children. Exposure to radio wave radiation from these transmitters is involuntary and will be continuous inside your home. The un-safeness of the “safety” standards for the continuously transmitting smart meters is apparent from the […]

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