Letters: Clarification on smart meters

Letter writer has done extensive research on smart meters

After very extensive research and testing of these meters this is what we know, confirmed three times by BC Hydro. The two-tier system on your bill was put in place because of smart meters. BC Hydro has their hands in the cookie jar, we weren’t sure how exactly, but after extensive testing by seven independent industrial electricians this is what we found out. First, they’re not safe. Second, once installed, your bill doubles, then doubles again right across the board. The reason is because these meters calibrate power not used. They have the ability to arc and draw power directly from the power lines, calibrate that as power used and add it to you bill, since each meter is surrounded by a six-inch layer of static electricity. We’re not dealing with the Canadian side of BC Hydro, it’s the American side (49 per cent American owned). Corix is an American company contracted out to make and install these things.

BC Hydro has gone to unbelievable lengths to have these meters installed, even going to the extent of passing legislation that states they, or their subsidiaries, have every right to walk on to any part of their power grid and install smart meters, despite a moratorium against any arbitrary installation. They’re ignoring it. There has been some discussion regarding the installation of a tower to cover the blind spots used by cell phones. Beware, my friends, because that tower is also used by BC Hydro to put your smart meter online, which it isn’t yet. Also, not to frighten but merely inform, these meters have the ability to set houses on fire (three confirmed).

We’ve done what we can and the battle rages on but we are dealing with a dictatorial government with no input allowed. According to  energy minister, Mr. Rich Coleman, he states and I quote, “… anyone that has any problems with either their hydro bill, BC Hydro, or anything associated may contact me direct…” Gee, I wonder how many buses we can fill? One last thing, someone in Sooke is doing an expose on BC Hydro which they’re well aware of. I wonder who that could be?

Barry Turner

Sooke

Just Posted

Sooke municipal staff enters budget prep mode

All a matter of priorities, says mayor

Sooke mayor travels to Cambodia to empower women in politics

The trip is part of a Global Affairs Canada initiative

CRD committee proposes ending livestock payouts to farmers

The bylaw has existed since the creation of the CRD’s animal control service in 1979

Vancouver Island Regional Library eliminates fines on children’s materials

‘This simple solution is a wonderful response to a demonstrated community need.’

Sooke approves new toilets for popular park

Whiffin Spit loos will have to wait

B.C. opioid crisis to get same world-renowned treatment approach as HIV/AIDS

A program that focuses on treatment as prevention will roll out Jan. 17

Ex-Liberal candidate in Burnaby, B.C., says volunteer wrote controversial post

Karen Wang dropped out following online post singling out NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s ethnicity

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

The team counted 29 craters that were no older than 290 million years

Canada’s arrest of Huawei exec an act of ‘backstabbing,’ Chinese ambassador says

China has called Canada’s arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou ‘politically motivated’

RCMP’s use of force in arrest of Island man not excessive, judge rules

Campbell River man high on cocaine led high speed chase through city’s downtown

In limbo: Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couples

Some are outright abandoned by people who quit paying storage fees and other couples struggle with tough decisions

BREAKING: Jury finds man accused of killing B.C. girl, 12, guilty

Twelve-year-old Monica Jack disappeared in May 1978 while riding her bike along a highway in Merritt, B.C.

B.C. government extends coastal log export rules for six months

Premier John Horgan promises reform at loggers’ convention

B.C. pair accused of ‘honour-killing’ in India to be extradited within days

Malkit Kaur Sidhu and Surjit Singh Badesha are accused of conspiracy to commit murder

Most Read