BC Hydro’s behaving badly

BC Hydro is behaving like the Hitler regime of old when they sneak in while one is out and plug a smart meter into your house.

To the Editor,

BC Hydro is behaving like the Hitler regime of old when they sneak in while one is out and plug a smart meter into your house, like it or not: there is no avenue of appeal nor any choice. Soon they may have to have guns or cops with them to take care of any defiant property owners. Monopolies can do that, apparently.

If you don’t like it you get no power, hence your food goes bad, your wife on her dialysis machine dies, and you freeze in the dark, lose your job, property, go bankrupt and probably end up it jail

Can anyone out there in the legal world help us? Why can this highly controversial and highly unwanted piece of equipment be forced on us?

A monopoly should be required to offer choices, or else open up to competition. Every piece of legislation has avenues for appeal. It is part of our legal heritage: Why not BC Hydro, which is a Crown corporation?

Hydro says there is no appeal. Done is done.

BC Hydro apparently has the right to enter your property to replace its equipment according to an agreement you have to sign in order to have electricity.  I suggest they do not have the right to enter one’s property to replace equipment with equipment which is unwanted, perhaps unhealthy, perhaps an invasion of one’s privacy depending on where you stand.

I don’t believe Hitler would have wanted a smart meter due to the possibility of his brains being fried by electromagnetic waves.

If we equate our current world dictatorship of the corporation with fascism we see that the reason BC Hydro gives for the mandatory installation of the meters only reinforces the concept: they claim globalization makes it necessary.

What we all need now is a Winston Churchill.

Mike Wright,

Tofino

Just Posted

City of Port Alberni cancels tourist train operations for 2019

Steam train to McLean Mill is out of commission for repairs; city wants to re-examine rail costs

BUSINESS BEAT: New board room at Steampunk Café has nautical flair

Teresa Bird writes about business happenings once a month in the Alberni Valley News

ARTS AROUND: Artists invited to exhibit work at Port Alberni gallery

The Rollin Art Centre is now accepting applications for the 2020 calendar year

Port Alberni millwright brings Beatles’ iconic yellow submarine to life for ice show

Beatlemania is set to take the ice on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Alberni Valley Multiplex

Vancouver measles outbreak prompts vaccine vigilance on Island

No cases here yet, but Island health authorities push measles vaccinations - and not just for kids

Students give two thumbs up to no more B.C. student loan interest

Eliminating the loan interest charges could save the average graduate $2,300 over 10 years

Ontario man accused of killing 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital, police say

Roopesh Rajkumar had been hospitalized with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Manitoba ‘pauses’ link with ex-B.C. premier Gordon Campbell after allegations

Campbell had been hired to review two major hydro projects

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

UPDATE: Woman, off-duty cop in critical condition after stabbing outside B.C. elementary school

The officer was interceding in an alleged assault when he and the woman were stabbed

$10-a-day child care not in 2019 budget, but advocate not irked

Sharon Gregson with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. says NDP on track to deliver promise

B.C. Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

Are there really no workers, or are care aide wages too low?

B.C. business groups worry about looming economic decline in wake of NDP budget

The party’s second government budget focused on plenty of spending, business advocates say

Missing Surrey snowshoer caught in avalanche found dead on Vancouver mountain

North Shore Rescue resumed its search today after efforts were temporarily halted Tuesday due to snowstorm

Most Read