Smart meter info incomplete

BC Hydro is deceiving us with incomplete information and misrepresentations.

Most of those of us who are continuing to resist having a dangerous transmitter installed on our homes received a form letter from BC Hydro. It is Hydro’s most recent act of intimidation, in an effort to scare people. I hope that everyone will calm down and realize that. Just as they’ve been doing all along, BC Hydro is deceiving us with incomplete information and misrepresentations.

The bottom line is BC Hydro cannot add a monthly fee to anyone’s bill until it is approved by the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC). On Oct. 24, BC Hydro submitted an application to the BCUC.

The corporate bottom line is all about profits. The precautionary principle (first do no harm) and our well being and safety are not included in that. We are all expendable for the bottom line. How much longer do we want to keep silent about the harm, lies and deceit?

Just as a reminder to everyone, ‘smart’ meter or not, BC Hydro is also seeking approval of a 26 per cent rate increase.

The infrastructure needed to have the ‘smart’ meter work has not yet been installed in all of B.C., for example the Johnson’s Landing area, where BC Hydro has requested they report their own meter readings. To the contrary of some people’s beliefs it would cost more to have analog meters, it is in fact the ‘smart’ meters, with the needed infrastructure (so-called collectors), that make up the extra costs of $930 million.

Mona Hagenbring

Qualicum Beach