Open letter to B.C. Hydro re: smart meters

We citizens did not give consent to their installation.

We citizens did not give consent to their installation. But all of a sudden we discovered their installation when a neighbour spotted one on a post in the neighbour’s yard. When an oven meal ended up burning, smoke filled my kitchen and my smoke alarm started squealing. That’s when I found a new meter had replaced my old one.  Then boiling water from my taps. My tank is set down and I’ve never experienced that before. My fridge goes bump when the high current cuts into my line during evening hours into dawn. Suddenly I’m experiencing noises in my house. What is happening to my electrical appliances that were never designed by a Canadian company to carry an overload? If an appliance breaks down is that then a fire hazard? Some customers suffer health problems but I’m bugged having my hair move on my head when passing the meter on the outside of my house. Hydro should have come and explained what was going to happen. Also notice Hydro has stopped putting in meters in my area.


Shirley Tremblay

Baynes Lake


Just Posted

CanWel takes Fernie students tree planting

Fernie Secondary class learns about reforestation; CanWel responds to AKBLG resolutions

Elk Valley loggers compliant: Managed Forest Council

Council finds no evidence of non-compliance after two complaints about logging in the Elk Valley

Sparwood residents warned of mine blast

The blast at Elkview Operations is expected to be visible from the Sparwood community

Fernie women step in to save autism program

Branch Out Learning and Behaviour Therapy to replace EK Behaviour Intervention Program in June

Reader survey offers Free Press readers $5000 cash prize

The Free Press is offering readers the chance to win $5000 cash… Continue reading

600 new campsites coming to provincial parks and recreation sites across B.C.

Tourism Minister announced half of the new spots to 13 most popular provincial parks

Community spirit saves Sparwood’s Coal Miner Days

Volunteers still needed to help run event, which will be held from June 3-9 at various locations

Sparwood Mayor resigns from Teck

David Wilks resigns from Teck Coal over a perceived conflict of interest

Raptors beat Bucks 105-99 to move within 1 game of NBA Finals

Leonard scores 35 as Toronto takes 3-2 series lead over Milwaukee

Municipalities protest after B.C. declares marijuana crops ‘farm use’

UBCM president seeks answers in letter to John Horgan government

CMHC defends mortgage stress test changes amid calls for loosening rules

Uninsured borrowers must now show they could service their mortgage if rates rose two per cent

B.C. woman left ‘black and blue’ after being pushed off 40-foot cliff at lake

West Shore RCMP looking for witnesses as investigation continues

Kootenay youth substance use trending downward: survey

A bi-annual survey distributed to regional schools shows that youth substance use is decreasing

Thunderstorms to bring heavy rain, risk of flash floods in the southern Interior

Ten to 30 millimetres of rain to fall over the early weekend

Most Read