2015-07-05 A quiet day, not much news

  • One of our coalition members suggested that the only way to get info out about what we’ve discovered about the fire hazard is to do youtubes and try to make them go viral. We need to get this info to the people who have smart meters, who may not realize that they and their families are living with a dangerous device that has not been certified safe as required by law.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKOYRbUV9Lk&feature=youtu.be

 

  • Non-smart meter but very important. The woman who has been fighting fracking in Alberta single-handedly has been given the right to go to the Supreme Court where she is fighting for her Charter Rights.  Power to the people!

 Supreme Court Rejects Argument to Dismiss Landmark Fracking Case
http://thetyee.ca/News/2015/07/01/Supreme-Court-Fracking-Case/

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 Letters:

 

People continue to receive letters re expiration of meters that are not clear and are confusing/intimidating people.

From: X
Sent: July 3, 2015 8:26 PM
To: Brad.bishop@bchydro.com
Cc: Patrick.wruck@bcuc.com
Subject: Meter Exchange letter
Importance: High

Dear Brad:

I received a letter from BC Hydro that has no contact information or the courtesy of a name and the letter unsigned. I was taken by surprise receiving this letter as I felt violated and intimidated by the tone of this letter as well as BC Hydro taking a picture on my property and tried to change my meter without my presence.

If I was contacted for an appointment, it would be more pleasant for my cooperation in the meter exchange. Fortis had the courtesy to contact me for an appointment to change my gas meter, so I don’t understand why I am not given the same courtesy by BC Hydro?

How it stands for me now is the following:

1) I will accept only an analog meter and not a digital one as I don’t want to worry about RF. I have been paying legacy fees for an analog and I insist on maintaining that I continue with an analog unit. I do not want a digital meter even if the transmitter is turned off.

2) I require an appointment and want to be present when a fully qualified BC Hydro employee to make the meter exchange and NOT by a Corix person.

3) I want notification and insist that my power be shut off in my house before the exchange is to take place to prevent damage to my appliances, expensive electronic equipment and specific medical device I need to use. I learned of power surges from my appliance repair friend who has been running around busily replacing circuit boards that have been fried by the meter being pulled and a replacement installed when the power is still on.

 

I would like to hear back from you with regards to the meter exchange and when an appointment could be arranged for the exchange when I am at home for them to do so. I am happy to cooperate based on my concerns and what I stated above. If you would like any further information from me, I will look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

X

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From: X
To: “jessica mcdonald” <jessica.mcdonald@bchydro.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 5, 2015 6:56:09 PM
Subject: Unanswered Questions.

Good day Jessica,

Why has Hydro always blamed the customer for allowing a base to remain that was defective, especially since there had been no issues prior to the switch?

Why has Hydro been allowed to knowingly install smart meters on faulty bases?

Why during the roll out did Hydro not replace the customer’s base whose intended use was for the analog meter, not the smart meter?

These questions would gain a lot of traction at the Supreme Court. No doubt one day that is where it will end up.

Kind regards,

X

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Newsletter by     Sharon Noble

 

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