Anti-smart meter advocate Jerry Flynn to speak in Trail

One of the premier advocates against the installation of smart meters will be speaking in one of the last smart-meter-free bastions.

One of the premier advocates against the installation of smart meters will be speaking in one of the last smart-meter-free bastions.

Jerry Flynn, a former captain in the Communications Electronics Engineering Branch of the Royal Canadian Navy, has marked Trail for an anti-smart meter presentation on Feb. 2 (2-4 p.m.) at the Royal Canadian Legion.

Flynn has studied most aspects of wireless radio communications, including radio theory, antenna theory (both transmitting and receiving antennas), the ionosphere and radio propagation, solar storms and solar flares, and the electromagnetic frequency spectrum.

“Efforts are continuing and I remain hopeful,” he said in an email.

A provincial mandate to affix smart meters to the sides of West Kootenay homes is now being aired by the B.C. Utilities Commission. FortisBC has filed an application to bring the technology into 115,000 West Kootenay and Okanagan homes.

The intent of the afternoon presentation is to make people aware that smart meters are not a good thing for their health.

FortisBC filed an application with the BCUC July 26. The project has an estimated capital cost of approximately $47.7 million and is expected to commence in late 2013 and be completed by 2015.

FortisBC has requested the deadline for the approval of the application be July 20, 2013.

A timetable for the review of the FortisBC application can be found at www.bcuc.com.