Smart meter talk worth listening

"...just about every angle I’m seeing that deals with wireless Smart Meters sets my “antennae” on alert."

Has conflicting information about smart meters got you confused? You may be almost ready to throw up your hands and say “whatever”… But, think for a moment: choosing to do nothing is still choosing, it’s just choosing to do nothing. Once those smart meters are in the way Fortis wants to install them, your ability to choose will be over.

I’m not a fear monger. I look at issues from every angle. And just about every angle I’m seeing that deals with wireless Smart Meters sets my “antennae” on alert.

Wireless smart meters – all Fortis has to do is wire the smart meters and there’d be no argument from anyone! And don’t listen to protestations about cost… There are some wired meters installed 60 years ago that are still working perfectly!

The wireless smart meters have a lifespan of 14 to 20 years so ‘saving money’ doesn’t appear to play any part in Fortis’ choice of wireless.

To make informed decisions, we must first be informed. One person who can help us get informed is Jerry Flynn. On Feb. 2, 2 p.m, Jerry Flynn will be at the Trail Legion Hall, and he’ll answer our questions on the Smart Meter debate.

Jerry Flynn spent 26 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, 22 of them involved in the electromagnetic spectrum and wireless radio communications. In a recent written communication Jerry said (quote): “ I am able to recognize and fully understand the extraordinary, unprecedented dangers which our governments – and possibly even the industries themselves – either don’t know about or are choosing to ignore.”

Think about that, one word at a time: “extraordinary unprecedented dangers that our governments and possibly the industries themselves – either don’t know about or are choosing to ignore.” It gives me shivers.

If you’re unsure what the whole Smart Meter question is about, this meeting is especially important to you. Feb. 2, 2 p.m., Trail Legion Hall.

Annette GallatinTrail