In recent news, fires caused by smart meters in Saskatchewan have caused SaskPower to start removing the new meters and going back to the old meters. (full story here) Immediately citizens concerned about smart meters began asking if the same would happen in BC. Our BC Energy Minister the Honourable Bill Bennett was quick to get in the media saying that BC has not had any fires related to smart meters. He continues to say BC would not be following the route SaskPower is and you can read his denial in this story by the Vancouver Sun, found here.
Just recently there have been reports of fires in BC caused by Not-So-smart meters. One fire was in Mission, BC Hydro seems to blame the plate the Smart meter was on and is under further investigation. Read that story here.
Then we see another case where CBC.ca reports a smart meter fires in Coquitlam, see that article right here.
If you are interested send your concerns to the Minister of Energy Mr. Bill Bennett his contact page is here or you can send snail mail or phone him:
Kootenay East Constituency Office
100C Cranbrook Street N.,
Phone: (250) 417-6022
Toll Free: (866) 417-6022
Fax: (250) 417-6026
Or if you are in Victoria call him or maybe try to visit him here.
BC Legislature Buildings
Phone: (250) 387- 5896