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Turnout for info meeting evidence that concerns regarding smart meters is high

Dear editor,

As one of many (who knows how many) people who have successfully resisted having a smart meter installed on my home, I want to strongly protest, in public, putting these not-CSA approved, communication devices in anyone’s home.

There are many people with “electro-sensitivity’ that have documented health impacts from electro-magnetic radiation (EMR).  It’s the same radiation in microwaves, in baby monitors, and in cellphones. The body accumulates radiation, so every use adds up.

Cellphones are bad because they are held next to the brain. Brain waves are electric pulses after all. Children using cellphones is bad cause their skulls are thinner, and the brain is still developing.

Smart meters are the worst of all because they are on all the time. At least you can turn off the cellphone, (and never sleep with one on next to your bed.)

Personally, I am mostly concerned about the threats and heavy-handed behaviour of BC Hydro and Corix employees. According to BC Hydro, many retired Hydro employees have been enlisted to ‘fix’ the problems with smart meters, caused by Corix. This, in itself, is an admission that hiring the cheapest employees has caused problems. Hydro is spending more of our money to repair meters, attend to replacement of expired meters in a professional manner, and to try to calm relations between Hydro and their customers.

At a recent impromptu meeting on Merville, I was amazed to see over 60 people turn out, all of whom had also resisted having a smart meter installed, despite threats and increased fees from BC Hydro. Saturday, June 14 is a national day of protest against smart meters. In the Comox Valley, come to Don McRae, MLA’s office at noon on Fifth Street and England, downtown Courtenay.

Take Back our Power. This blatant bullying from BC Hydro must be stopped.

 

 

Susan Holvenstot

Dove Creek

 

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