Thursday April 24, 2014



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Down with smart meters...

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Dear Editor,

This is in response to the letter I received from BC Hydro the other day telling me that they are coming to install a smart meter at my home even though I have written them a letter stating I do not want one, and told them that I am more than willing to phone in my usage. I have a lock on my meter and have my no trespassing signs up.

When I called BC Hydro’s office, I was not allowed to talk to anyone directly, and was only allowed to leave a message. That’s pretty cowardly to have a girl screen your calls.

Where is the democracy? What happened to freedom of choice?

What part of “no” do they not understand? No means no.

Why is it that BC Hydro thinks it’s okay and acceptable to intimidate, threaten, coerce, harass and force us to accept something that we don’t want? The people have supported BC Hydro all these years and filled their pocket with cash only to have them force their agenda upon us, with the Hydro dams and the lousy smart meters.

We have allowed BC Hydro to build two dams, and that’s not enough for greedy them. It seems that they don’t care about the people’s feelings, lives, or their properties. The only thing BC Hydro seems to care about is making another dollar no matter who it hurts. That’s pure greed.

Isn’t it true that we have been supplying California and others with power all these years and they haven’t even paid us for it? They owe us billions of dollars and you want to build another dam to supply them with more power? At our people’s expense? Shame on you.

I wish that another electrical company would start up and put BC Hydro out of business and into bankruptcy! In my opinion it would be the best thing that could happen to them! It would teach them a lesson that’s long overdue. It would be nice to see every home put in solar panels and teach you another lesson!

Democracy is for the people – by the people and freedom of choice by the people. What has happened to that? If BC Hydro doesn’t want to live in a country that doesn’t abide by democratic rules then that company should move to communist China where their ethics would be right at home – forcing their agenda against the people’s will. That’s called bullying and deserves a class action lawsuit. Till then, we the people have the right to choose.

Most people do not want another dam in the Peace area and all the damage and heartbreak it will do to our valley, to people’s lives and their properties, but BC Hydro doesn’t seem to care because it’s all about the money, right? Same goes for the smart meters!

In my opinion BC Hydro is not telling the truth about the smart meters. They are spewing high levels of radiation on to us, our children and grandchildren and in some cases causing homes to catch on fire and burn down.

They didn’t tell us the truth about the CFL light bulbs too. Trying to force them on us, telling us they were so safe, until other people tested them and told the truth and then BC Hydro backed off. Radiation accumulates in our bodies and doesn’t leave. It builds and builds and then next thing you know is that you or your children have cancer, ex: leukemia. If Hydro thinks that’s okay, think again.

I am ashamed of what’s happening here! Where are our politicians that we elected and trusted to look after the best interests of the people? Why are they being silent and letting Hydro get away with this unconscionable injustice!

Where is our mayor and councilors? Why are they not taking a stand? Are they getting paid under the table not to say anything? We elected them and they should be representing us. I voted for them but if things don’t change they will never get my vote again.

Wake up people and speak out before it’s too late! Think of your children and grandchildren’s future, what kind of life will they have to endure if we don’t speak up and change the wrongs that other people are forcing on us!

In a democracy we have the right to our own opinion and this is mine.

I refuse to take BC Hydro’s radiation emitting smart meter installed at my residence and if they install it against my will, after I have said no, they will be sued for the duress they are causing me.

Kay Linley

Fort St. John


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