2014-11-04 Bennett supports cutting power for not paying extortion.

  • Outrageous!! Bill Bennett backs the cutting of power, saying others rate payers should not have to subsidize those of us with analogs!! It is a fact that we are subsidizing those with $$meters that are being manually read! Please write and call CHEK news. Why aren’t they speaking to our concerns??



  • NDP continues to hammer Energy Minister for failing to protect the public. Please, write, call, email your NDP MLAs, cc. John Horgan (john.horgan.mla@leg.bc.ca) and Adrian Dix (Adrian.dix.mla@leg.bc.ca ) and ask why they are doing the same here. Bill Bennett and this govt. are failing to protect us!!



  • An excellent 19 min.  youtube by Dr. Salford showing effects of RF (cell phone) on blood brain barrier.



  • Warning from US FDA about potential for radiation emitting devices to interfere with medical devices.



  • Some of our Coalition members are fighting to make the schools their children attend a safer place. They have asked me to make an exception to the policy of avoiding to support candidates. They are asking for support in some school districts where parents want to be included in the debate, not shut out of discussions, where the safety and health of their children are concerned. I have attached a letter from them regarding school districts in Victoria and Sooke.

More information about the Fortis Alberta wired $$meter program.




A member calls on the media to give us some news time!

Subject: Why don’t you investigate this!

Date: November 4, 2014 at 9:36:02 AM PST

To: iteam@theprovince.com


This has all the earmarks of Corporate corruption, Political corruption, fraud ,deceit, danger to the public, etc ad nauseam.

Show us you have what it takes and are not just a bunch of dilettantes!


Sent: November 4, 2014 12:00 PM
To: Smart Meters; greg.reimer@bchydro.com
Cc: Patrick.Wruck@bcuc.com; John.Horgan.MLA@leg.bc.ca; leader@bcgreens.ca; director@stopsmartmetersbc.ca; mike.farnworth.mla@leg.bc.ca; don.mcrae.mla@leg.bc.ca; una@citizensforsafetechnology.org; Complaints BCUC:EX; Commission Secretary BCUC:EX; bchydroregulatorygroup@bchydro.com; Office PREM:EX OfficeofthePremier
Subject: Re: BC Hydro Smart Metering Program

Dear Jessica and Greg,

Your email (below) fails to acknowledge that BC Hydro (via 2 separate phone conversations with Will in the Smart Meter Department) has agreed that any technician who wishes to attend my home to install a new analogue meter must contact me, at a minimum, the day before the installation is to take place so that I can be present to  arrange to have my meter accessible, and to have my electrician in attendance.

In numerous previous communications with you, I have been at pains to make it clear that under no circumstances do I wish to have either a smart meter or a radio-off meter installed on my home — I will ONLY accept an analogue that is in pristine condition. I do not trust your corporation to comply with my wishes, and therefore have had to resort to controlling access to my meter.

Let me be clear! I fully agree to allow BC Hydro clear, unobstructed access to my meter as required by the Electric Tariff, AS LONG AS I AM PERSONALLY PRESENT during such access. Because of the untrustworthy and deceitful behavior of BC Hydro in numerous instances during its roll-out of the smart meter program, I have been forced to have control over how my meter is accessed. Hence my insistence that I be present whenever BC Hydro wants to do anything to my meter, other than reading it.

I will continue to contest any so-called “failed installation fee” if a technician arrives at my home without prior notice, and finds my meter unavailable. I remind you, BC Hydro has agreed to prior notification. I expect you to abide by this agreement.

Thank you for complying with my wishes,

Signed: X


On Nov 4, 2014, at 10:32 AM, Smart Meters <SmartMeters@bchydro.com> wrote:

Dear Mr. X

Thank you for contacting the BC Hydro Smart Metering Program

According to the terms of service outlined in the Electric Tariff, customers must provide clear, unobstructed access to BC Hydro’s equipment, including meters. If BC Hydro or authorized installers are denied access to our meter, or prevented from completing a planned exchange, a $65.00 failed installation charge will be added to the customer’s bill.

Electric Tariff Section 6.6.2 Failed Installation Charge

A failed installation charge, as set out in the Schedule of Standard Charges, shall be paid by the Customer each time a BC Hydro representative attends the Customer’s Premises to install a meter including a Radio-off Meter or a Smart Meter but on attending, is unable to install the meter because of an obstruction or an objection made by the Customer.

The Tariff has been approved by the British Columbia Utilities Commission. You can download a full copy of the Electric Tariff from bchydro.com (search “electric tariff”)

The $65.00 fee has been approved by the B.C. Utilities Commission. It applies to both residential and commercial customers, and ensures the expense of sending a crew to the property is recovered from the customer who prevents access, rather than all customers.

As is our policy now, customers who do not pay their bills in full are subject to late payment charges, and will eventually be disconnected.


If you have any further questions or concerns about BC Hydro’s Meter Choices Program, please contact BC Hydro’s Smart Metering Specialist Team at 1 800 409 8199.


BC Hydro
Smart Metering Specialist Team
Smart Metering Program
E-mail: smartmeters@bchydro.com
Phone: 1 800 409 8199

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