As I’ve been researching, with growing concern, the risks, truths, and unknowns about B.C. Hydro’s new wireless Smart Meters I came across the website www.stopsmartmetersbc.ca.
I excitedly read that an increasing number of responsive and proactive B.C. municipal and city councils are passing motions for moratoriums on mandatory installation of these meters. Bill 23 (2008) of the British Columbia Public Health Act states that “a municipality must take action when it learns of something that could be harmful to its residents.”
This just makes sense. I personally had already called BC Hydro to refuse compliance and had posted a “do not install” letter at my residence beside my analogue meter after reading an informative website about safe technology: www.citizensforsafetechnology.org/smart-meter-action-kit-in-communities-governments,
I was delighted to see that the Town of Lake Cowichan was in the current tally of the 43 BC municipalities/cities listed with a moratorium motion and/or opt out of the Smart Meters. Clearly, the upgrading of the provincial utility infrastructure (electric, water, gas) should proceed in a manner that protects jobs, democracy, privacy, security, safety, rights, health, and the environment, while also preventing the downloading of unnecessary costs to taxpayers.
I want to express my deep gratitude to town council and the process involved in having made this part of the speaking up process happen.
Dr. Brenda Bernhardt