Public forum questions use of smart meters

The Smart Meter Awareness Group of the City of Vernon is hosting a free open forum on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at the Schubert Centre.

  • Aug. 10, 2012 6:00 a.m.

Submitted to The Morning Star

The Smart Meter Awareness Group of the City of Vernon is hosting a free open forum, specifically targeting the Smart Meter program in B.C., on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Schubert Centre.

“Wireless technology, with all its attendant applications, has become, and is, a very serious threat to our environment, our health, our national and personal security and the very fabric of our diverse society,” said Ed Murdoch, with the Okanagan-Shuswap Smart Meter Group.

The controversy continues to boil over in countries around the globe, some of which are making herculean efforts to reverse the trend and return to a more natural healthy lifestyle, added Murdoch.

“At least 54 municipalities in B.C., including Victoria, Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby, have voted opt-ins or moratoria on the smart meter installation program and are looking at options for their residents.”

The forum will feature experts in the field talking about the impact of smart meters. There will be a question period following the presentations.

Everyone is invited to attend the forum, including representatives from BC Hydro, the Liberal government, mayors and councillors from all jurisdictions and the general public with a desire to learn more about smart meters.