Letter to the Editor: Smart meter reality check

BC Hydro spokesman Greg Alesis declares “There is lots of misinformation there about smart meters,” then goes on to feeds us some more.

Dear Editor,

BC Hydro spokesman Greg Alesis declares “There is lots of misinformation there about smart meters,” then goes on to feeds us some more. For one, “television, radio and other devices,” common for nearly a generation, are different potatoes from today’s cellphones and wireless devices.  The difference is “wavelength.” For instance, the wavelength of AM radio is about 900 feet. TV channel 4’s wavelength is 14.63 feet. Cellphones and smart meters, cordless phones, WiFi, etc. operate at wavelengths in the millimeter range.  As wavelengths get shorter, like X-Rays, we know its harmful. But no one knows exactly at what wavelength electromagnetic radiation begins to damage DNA. Yet the public is expected to place their faith in BC Hydro’s hired experts at Planetworks Consulting.

Scientists, just a few weeks ago, discovered that the 97 percent of human DNA thought to be useless — actually dubbed “Junk DNA” — holds the keys to risk for common diseases such as diabetes and asthma.

How do microwaves affect this structure? We may not know for generations. Remember DDT was once “completely safe” — if not a miracle potion — for 30 years before it was banned.

Why is the billion-dollar smart meter such a BC Liberal priority? Let’s follow the money. Corix, the meter installation contractor, is owned by CAI Capital Management Ltd (CAI).  Tracy McVicar is manager of CAI. If you should scroll down the list of BC Hydro directors, who do you bump into?

Well, if it isn’t Tracy McVicar.  Once hired to promote Site-C for BC Hydro, McVicar has as her very own advisor BC Liberal David Emerson. It’s amazing who you run into at the BC Hydro trough.

Why aren’t reporters — supposedly the public’s “eyes and ears” — not reporting these flagrant ethics violations? You’d think in an expose on smart meters, even a lazy reporter would think to mention: Golden has become the 56th municipality to ask for a smart meter moratorium/opt-out amendment. Today’s media, obviously, place their advertisers above their people.

Bryan Stawychny



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