Seriously? Is this the shit our municipal politicians are wasting their time with? The RF hazards of smart meters? They have embedded modems in them that wake up for one minute, once a day, and transmit cumulative usage data. If you live in the GVRD you are right now being bathed in radiation from the FM radio and VHF TV stations on Mt. Seymour. This is the sort of thing that our city government is concerning itself with?
Smart meter resolution goes to Vancouver council
Motion to allow residents to opt out of smart meter program debated Wednesday
Posted: May 1, 2012 4:33 PM PT
Last Updated: May 1, 2012 5:45 PM PT
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Smart meters ignite fierce debate in B.C.
BC Hydro smart meter opponents lose ruling
A Vancouver city councillor has put forward a motion that calls for city residents to be allowed to opt out of BC Hydros smart meter program.
Councillor Adrianne Carr said she's been inundated with phone calls and emails from concerned citizens.
Carr said the intensity of the protest led her to introduce a motion that would allow Vancouverites to choose not to have the controversial meters installed.
Carr said people are, "very concerned about their health and the negative impact on their health of a smart meter."
The motion will be debated at council Wednesday.
Vancouver resident Joely Collins said she will be voicing her concerns at the meeting.
Collins said she's sensitive to wireless technology, which she said gives her headaches.
"I live in an apartment building and I live above the electrical room where there would be 26 of [the metres]. I'd have to move. I think it's outrageous," Collins said.
Smart meters uses wireless signals to relay power consumption information back to BC Hydro.
Motions have already been passed by 39 municipalities opposing the mandatory installations.
BC Hydro is under no legal obligation to abide by the municipal smart meter motions.
With files from the CBC's Meera Bains
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