Resident ‘disgusted’ at local politicians’ disregard for Smart Meter concerns

A Sorrento resident vents at the CSRD board and Salmon Arm council for not addressing his Smart Meter concerns.

Editor,

On April 19, as part of Citizen’s for Safe Technology, I attended the monthly meeting of the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District board of directors in order to observe the BC Hydro presentation on Smart Meters.

Several days before the meeting, all directors were given five specific questions to be expressed the BC Hydro delegates after their presentation.

These are the five concerns:

In their pamphlet, BC Hydro claims that, “after research and testing, BC Hydro has selected technology that exceeds the most rigourous safety standards in the world.”

1. What research did BC Hydro perform to make sure that the Smart Meters are safe to the public? Cite the findings and research involved. Were the routers, which are part of the hardware, included in these tests?

2. How will BC Hydro protect their customers with EMF hypersensitivies from electro-magnetic waves entering their residences?

3. How will BC Hydro deal with customers who face sudden unusually high consumption readings?

4. How can BC Hydro claim that rates will be kept low, when rates went up 7 per cent on April 1, 2012 with more increases on the horizon?

5. How will BC Hydro protect their installations to unwanted hacking?

All 11 CSRD directors did not address questions 1, 2 and 4 while questions 3 and 5 received only a vague reply.

Just as at a recent Salmon Arm city council meeting, the public was denied the ability to ask questions to BC Hydro representatives.

I am utterly disgusted and disappointed by the blatant disregard demonstrated by our elected representatives towards their constituents’ concerns.

Werner Hupfauer,

Sorrento

 

 

Just Posted

Advance Voting in Revelstoke a success

The municiple election season is well underway with advance voting held on Oct. 10 and Oct. 17

Revelstoke peewee Grizzlies lose to Vernon

The Revelstoke Grizzlies Peewee Tier 3 team played Vernon on Saturday, losing… Continue reading

Fred Penner is coming to Revelstoke

The iconic children’s entertainer will be at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre Oct. 20

VIDEO: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Oct. 14

125 Years Ago: Kootenay Star, October 21, 1893 Revelstoke Station is rapidly… Continue reading

Fashion Fridays: You can never have enough shoes

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Vancouver Island homeowners buy more earthquake insurance than the rest of B.C.

Insurance Bureau of Canada says that’s because the perception of risk is greater on the Island

Man shot to death while using Lower Mainland ATM

Police believe incident on Thursday night to be targeted

Jets score 3 late goals to beat Canucks 4-1

Winnipeg ends three-game Vancouver win streak

Okanagan water conference builds connections

Experts gathered to discuss water and fisherie sustainability objectives

Two B.C. cannabis dispensaries raided on legalization day

Port Alberni dispensaries ticketed for “unlawful sale” of cannabis

Canada not sending anyone to Saudi business summit

Sources insist Ottawa never intended to dispatch a delegation this time around

Earthquake early-warning sensors installed off coast of B.C.

The first-of-its kind warning sensors are developed by Ocean Networks Canada

VPD ordered to co-operate with B.C. police watchdog probe

According to the IIO, a court is ordering Vancouver police to co-operate with an investigation into a fatal shooting

Most Read