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Stand-off when Cusheon Lake Smart Meter installed on Salt Spring Island
Hydro representative contradicts himself when maintenance call ignites emotional stand-off
Video by various Salt Spring residents. You be the judge. Did BC Hydro representative, Stan Boychuk, promise this disabled smart meter would not send wireless signals?
Sure looks like this one is up and running.
Part of this video was broadcast live on CFSI 109.9fm Salt Spring community Radio. Dave Gordon was at the control room and Scott Simmons was live on site reporting what was happening.
"Tension over BC Hydro's smart meter technology reached new heights during a Wednesday afternoon confrontation that's left a Salt Spring couple feeling duped into having one of the new devices installed on their home.
"I trusted you and now you're making me feel like I've been raped. That's how I honestly feel," Nomi Lyons told a BC Hydro-contracted mediator moments after she realized the new meter attached to her home was possibly emitting radio frequencies.
"Mediator Stan Boychuk and two BC Hydro employees were at the Cusheon Lake Road property as part of a routine maintenance call to replace a broken analog meter. Safety concerns were raised after the meter's glass housing was smashed as Lyons and her partner Mark Davis had some unrelated work done on their home earlier this month.
"If this hadn't been broken, we wouldn't even be here today," said Rick Bissett, BC Hydro's Gulf Islands field manager.
"Because the Crown corporation is currently phasing out the old analog meters, Bissett said, the company no longer has access to any of the old units and can only install the new smart meters.
"About ten of us tried to talk the owners out of accepting the smart meter after their meter glass cracked and Hydro insisted they didn't have any more analogue or digital meters left to replace it. The owners were insistent that they didn't want a smart meter (they even had a meter lock in place) BUT Corix said there are no other analogues or digital meters available. This Hydro representative assured the homeowner that their power would be cut off power if they refused the smart meter. They also said the smart meters, if disabled, do not emit radio frequency microwave radiation."
Witness here, one of the last relatively honest exchanges between a BC Hydro representative and the Public. Dr. John Blatherwick hasn't been seen in any meaningful capacity since this exchange.
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"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
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