Smart meters pose fire hazard

Smart meters are causing house fires in Saskatchewan just as they have been reported here in B.C.

To the Editor,

Re: Smart meter opponents within their rights, Letters, Aug. 5.

The provincial government of Saskatchewan has recently announced that all smart meters in that province will be removed.  Why? Smart meters are causing house fires just as they have been reported here in B.C. The response of our own Minister of Energy was to question the wisdom of the Saskatchewan decision, stating that the B.C. government is confident that if they had stayed the course, the program would have a positive impact on keeping rates low.

Apparently our government is willing to sacrifice your homes and the lives of your families if it means keeping utility rates low. It makes one wonder, what is the true agenda of the provincial government when it is clearly prepared to roll the dice with your life? The emperor does indeed fiddle while the empire burns.

James G. SmithNanaimo