Letters to the Editor

Smart meters make her sick

Editor: When BC Hydro installed nine smart meters beside our home in June of 2012, I became very ill. The radiation from these meters affects my balance, my speech, and has even deformed my nails.

We have taken steps to prevent the radiation from entering our home, but if our analogue meter is replaced with a smart meter it would increase electromagnetic fields in our home, which would make me very ill.

BC Hydro is charging us an extra $35 a month to read our analogue meter, but it is read only every other month. Sometimes our usage is only estimated and no reading is done at all.

They claim this monthly fee is for meter reader wages, truck expenses, gas, etc. They still come to read the nine smart meters, but will not read my meter at that time, even though they are standing right in front of it. They have moved the reading of my meter to alternating months to attempt to justify this outrageous fee.

How can our government justify engaging in such unethical practices? When did we lose our right to live free from harm in our own homes? One issue at a time, we are being led silently into oppression.


Christine Wikstrom,


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