Smart meter debate comes to Comox Valley

Dear editor,
The smart meter debate is heating up in the Comox Valley, finally, after 49 cities in B.C. have declared a moratorium.

Dear editor,The smart meter debate is heating up in the Comox Valley, finally, after 49 cities in B.C. have declared a moratorium, including Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Duncan, Ladysmith, Tofino, Ucluelet and Hornby Island.Why are so many of us sticking our heads in the sand? The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a warning on May 31, 2011 that all radiation, like that produced by smart meters and cell phones, is a type 2B carcinogen and “particularly dangerous to children.”One radiation expert, Daniel Hirsch, has found that smart meters may provide up to 160 times the full body radiation of cell phones, and they are on 24/7.There is a plethora of research on this subject. One needs only type the words “stop smart meters” into your computer search engine and you’ll find research information from all over the world!Current studies are sounding the alarm regarding effects on genetic, cellular, hormonal, male fertility, blood/brain barrier damage and increased risk of certain types of cancers as well as environmental issues.   Honey bees are particularly susceptible to this type of radiation. A cell phone left next to a hive literally destroys it. Where would our agriculture be without the bees to pollinate?Children are at particular risk and people all over the world are reporting serious side effects immediately after installation. As of July 2011, 43 counties in California alone had opposed smart meters and 10 had already banned smart meters altogether.  BC Hydro has their paid, professional spin doctors trying to convince the public that Smart Meters are harmless, and even beneficial to us environmentally and financially. All these statements are being proven to be untrue.It only takes a few minutes on the computer to learn the facts. Smart meters have approximately a 100-foot range so your smart meter will affect the health of the children, pets and adults in the yard and home next to yours.Please take this matter seriously. Look at both sides of the issue.V. Beaton,Courtenay

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Proceeds from the sale of this 36x18” image of a grizzly bear in the water, by local photographer Viktor Davare, will go to the Salvation Army. Photo supplied.
Comox Valley Photographic Society showcased at next Pearl Ellis exhibit

Exhibit to double as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army

Shelter Point Distillery won several Canadian Whisky Awards this year, including a gold for best single malt. Facebook photo
Vancouver Island’s Shelter Point Distillery wins gold for single malt

Business won nine medals at recent Canadian Whisky Awards virtual ceremony

Comox Valley-raised Shay Sandiford has earned a spot on the Canada skateboard team. Facebook
Courtenay skateboarder selected to first-ever national team

A young man from Courtenay is among 12 athletes who have been… Continue reading

A WestJet flight on the runway leaving Comox. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Aviation company seeks contracted employees to fill former WestJet roles at YQQ

Menzies Aviation from Edinburgh Park, Scotland, operates in 34 countries across the world

A cougar was spotted Monday near Queneesh Elementary. (WildSafe BC photo)
Cougar sighted Monday near Courtenay school

Conservation officers are warning the public to avoid the wooded areas around… Continue reading

A health-care worker looks at a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Palais de Congress site as Quebec begins mass vaccinations based on age across the province, Monday, March 1, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Nearly 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses arriving in Canada this week: Anand

Anita Anand says she’s received assurances from the vaccine manufacturer

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The machines are akin to ATMs and allow drug users at risk of overdose to get hydromorphone pills dispensed to them after their palm has been scanned to identify its unique vein pattern. (CANADIAN PRESS)
Feds dole out $3.5M for ‘vending machines’ to dispense safer opioids in B.C.

Vancouver and Victoria both have a MySafe machine to help reduce overdoses

Kelowna’s lakefront visitor centre is one of 130 around the province. Tourism businesses have been hardest hit by COVID-19 restrictions on travel. (Destination B.C.)
Tourism, small business getting COVID-19 help, B.C. minister says

$300M grant program has delivered $50 million so far

The incident happened in downtown Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline
Castlegar teen recounts stabbing after stranger breaks into grandmother’s house

The unnamed teen survived a terrifying attack Feb. 21

(Black Press file photo)
Agassiz boy, 11, dies from ‘extensive injuries’: Homicide team

Agassiz RCMP were called out Friday to assist with a child in medical distress

Dr. Amit Desai of St. Francis Hospital receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17. (Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan)
B.C. has now vaccinated more people from COVID-19 than total confirmed cases

B.C. has reached a milestone, vaccinating roughly 1.6% of its population from the coronavirus

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a suspect who smashed the window of an adult toy store and made off with more than $1,200 in merchandise. (File photo)
Vancouver Island sex shop out $1,200 in merchandise after suspect steals ‘colossal’ product

Suspect smashed window of Nanaimo store, cutting himself in the process

Riverside Calvary Church in Walnut Grove. (Langley Advance Times file)
B.C. is ‘stereotyping’ churches as riskier for COVID than other spaces, lawyer argues

Judge said that freedom of expression, religion are not at issue in the case

Most Read