It’s the end of the legal road for a group of activists fighting against BC Hydro’s smart meters.
The Supreme Court of BC has thrown out an application to certify a lawsuit against the crown corporation as a class-action.
That suit was brought by a group called Citizens for Safe Technology, who claim the wireless microwave technology used by smart meters is harmful.
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BC Hydro has maintained the devices, which transmit hydro readings wirelessly, are safe.
Last month we told you around 11,000 people are still holding out against getting a smart meter.
Alex Bronevitch of Mission is one of them, and is disappointed to hear the crown corporation won.
“There’s lots of talk about the smart meters. But the main thing is if you don’t want one, you’re bullied into having to have it. And if you don’t want it you’re bullied by these letters saying they are going to cut your power off.”
But Hydro representative Simi Heer says that’s not the case.
“Those people are in our meter choices program, so those people have elected to either get a radio off meter or a legacy meter, we’re not threatening to cut them off.”
BC Hydro says they welcome the courts decision, and smart meters are “now a part of our standard operating equipment and have been delivering benefits to BC Hydro and our customers for more than four years.”