2014-08-10 $$mart grid potentially could be used by gas meters

  • In Sask. the plan is/was to use a one-way communicating gas $$meter, that could potentially communicate via the electricity $$meter. The collectors on poles outside our homes have 8 transmitters, so most likely BC Hydro/Fortis are planning the same thing.







  • More than 2 years ago, many fires had occurred in many places with many different brands of $$meters. Even before the ITRON $$meter was first installed in BC, evidence was readily available that these are fire hazards, but BC Hydro and the Liberal govt. were too eager to get the grid started to do the homework required to see the many problems, of causing fires is just one. The plan from the start was to blame the homeowner’s base and wiring – ‘it’s never the $$meter’ is their policy.





  • Warnings about the possible $mart grid attack, which most experts say will happen.







Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2014 1:38 PM


Subject: Letter to the editor re: Smart Meters Removed in Saskatchewan/ public safety in BC




Saskatchewan is removing all 105, 000 Smart Meters and re- installing the older meters for public safety.

That province had at least 8 Smart Meter fires, but BC Energy Minister Bill Bennett says he’s unaware of any problems with the meters here.

A  Mission woman’s house burnt down due to Smart Meter installation [1] .  Smart Meter fires also hit the news in Coquitlam  [2], Sparwood [3] , Port Alberni [4],  Nanaimo[5]  , Port Hardy [6],  and

Vernon[7].  Our fire commissioner has no code for Smart Meter fires, so it’s hard to ascertain the number of Smart Meter fires in BC.

Saskatchewan Minister Bill Boyd said any time families are at risk, actions have to be taken.

Our government response, as with any Smart Meter health and safety issue, is willful ignorance and a cheerful spin.

Don’t we in BC deserve the same level of public safety as Saskatchewan residents?


[1] Fire guts Mission home after BC Hydro smart meter installed,  Vancouver Sun August 7, 2012 http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Fire+guts+Mission+home+after+Hydro+smart+meter+installed/7033882/story.html


[2]  Smart meter fires spark concerns in B.C. , CBC  Aug 07, 2012  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/smart-meter-fires-spark-concerns-in-b-c-1.1268202


[3]  Sparwood fire fighters respond to the Sparwood post office,  The Free Press http://www.thefreepress.ca/news/164647876.html?mobile=true


[4]  Alberni smart meter swap-out sparks fire, May 15, 2012, http://www.albernivalleynews.com/news/151657055.html?mobile=true


[5] Fire from Smart Meter, CHEK News Dec 2, 2011,   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NO6wlx8UFc


[6]  Wiring burned in Smart Meter fire at store, Jul 12, 2012 PORT HARDY Gazette  http://issuu.com/blackpress/docs/i20120716130733276


[7]  Fire closes family restaurant, Vernon Morning Star, January 14, 2013,  http://www.vernonmorningstar.com/news/186834522.html?mobile=true



Sent: August 10, 2014 9:03 AM
To: andrew.weaver.mla@leg.bc.ca; john.horgan.mla@leg.bc.ca; mike.farnworth.mla@leg.bc.ca; Adrian Dix.MLA; bill.bennett.mla@leg.bc.ca
Subject: Smart Meters and Fires




As elected representatives charged with protecting the safety of taxpayers in BC would you please respond to the Ontario Fire Marshall report below?

Thank you,

Elizabeth Borek


The Ontario Fire Marshal made a presentation in 2012, in which he outlined concerns about smart meters – all brands of smart meters – because they are basically the same. The components and designs concerned him, and they still do.








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