By on January 9, 2013

Dear Editor:

I am writing to make people aware of the public meeting that will be held Jan.12 in Osoyoos relating to smart meters and the pending application by FortisBC to bring these meters to this region.
This meeting will help people to become more informed about the facts of Fortis’ wireless power smart meter proposal and the concerns of the public of possible negative effects.
The meeting will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Sonora Community Centre.
A similar meeting was held in Oliver in October that was attended by over 100 people.
Many people still want information about smart meters and this daytime meeting will make it easier for people from other towns of the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys area to attend.
The special guest speaker will be Jerry Flynn who is a retired Armed Forces radiation specialist who will explain the background of radiation use and  many of the studies done by experts.
Well over 1,000 people in the FortiBC coverage area have signed petitions or sent emails to the B.C. Utilities Commission requesting that FortisBC be denied permission to install the Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) project, otherwise known as smart meters.
Both the Oliver town council and the RDOS (Regional District of the Okanaagan Similkameen) have recently voted to ask BCUC to deny the FortisBC application. FortisBC cannot go forward with this project without BCUC ‘s approval.
Please come to this meeting to understand the potential health risks and increased cost of power.
Thank you.

Judy Nicholas
Oliver, B.C.

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  1. Bill

    January 9, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Any difference in the cost of power will be the result of moving to a much more accurate digital technology compared to traditional electro-mechanical meters. Please stop scaremongering as the vast majority of people will not see any such ‘increase’.

    As far as health risks are concerned, consider how you are reading this article before you jump on the wireless-death-theory bandwagon. If you are using a smartphone, laptop or any other WiFi device to access the internet, you’re already saturating yourself with microwave radiation…

  2. Sandi Tobin

    January 11, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Personally I would not believe anything any government or Hydro employee or their hired consultants (thugs) tells me because you know you will never hear the truth from them as long as it involves money. It is obvious that no one is willing to listen to the masses who have already been harmed health wise and are being 50% or more over charged for their hydro already so why would anyone want this meter put near their property and especially on their house. NO To SMART METERS. I am entitled to my privacy and that you will no longer have with meters.

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