Highlands hesitant on BC Hydro smart meters

Highlands council is seeking a meeting with BC Hydro before smart meters are installed in homes within the district.

Highlands council is seeking a meeting with BC Hydro before smart meters are installed in homes within the district.

While council did not out right ban the meters, it decided it needed further information. “Once they put the (smart) meters in, there is no going back,” said Coun. Sigurd Johannesen.

The motion was passed after a presentation by Highlands resident Kimberly Grigg. Grigg is concerned about health effects from the meters and was brought to tears during her speech.

BC Hydro plans to install smart metres to allow homeowners easy monitoring of power consumption.

“I think if we were to install (community-wide) Wi-Fi, Highlands residents would be concerned, if we installed a few cell towers, Highlands residents would be concerned,” said Mayor Jane Mendum.

reporter@goldstreamgazette.com

 

 

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