Osoyoos Indian Band Nixes Smart Meters

Chief Clarence Louie and the full Band Council of the Osoyoos Indian Band in British Columbia are barring Fortis BC from installing 700 smart meters because of health risks associated with the wireless technology.

Chief Clarence Louie and the full Band Council of the Osoyoos Indian Band in British Columbia are barring Fortis BC from installing 700 smart meters because of health risks associated with the wireless technology.

This following press release just came across my desk from Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos Indian Band, located in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley…

Osoyoos Indian Band



Osoyoos Indian Band Prohibits Smart Meter Installations

Oliver, B.C. Canada—June 13, 2013

On behalf of the Osoyoos Indian Band, Chief Clarence Louie announced today that he and all Band Council members have signed a governing document prohibiting Fortis BC, the local utility company, from installing Smart Meters on the approximately 703 homes and businesses on the Osoyoos Indian reserve. 

“Having been presented with science-based evidence, the Band Council and I are convinced that Fortis’s proposed wireless smart meters in meshed-grid networks have the potential to harm our children and our environment. No scientist on the planet has been able to verify the safety of these extremely dangerous devices that emit microwave radiation 24/7 in perpetuity and which cannot be turned off.”

“As Chief of the Osoyoos Indian band, my first duty is to protect my people, our future generations and our lands. For that reason, the band Council and I believe we need to err on the side of caution and respect the world’s leading independent scientists who say—and have evidence to prove—that electromagnetic radiation, especially pulsed and microwave frequency radiation, is harmful to all living things.” 

“I am proud of our Council for standing up and voting to prohibit the installation of smart meters on our lands in order to protect not only our own people but all the peoples who resides and work on the Osoyoos Indian Band lands.” 


For More information, contact: 

J.R. (Banjo) Linkevic

Osoyoos Indian Band

(250) 498-3444 x 119

Email: smartmeters@oib.ca

7 thoughts on “Osoyoos Indian Band Nixes Smart Meters

  1. jinglepots

    Hi Kim,

    I have heard this chief speak on numerous occasions. He is a very wise individual. How I wish I could live on his reserve! I hope Fortis does not end up sending damaging frequencies through the power grid and into their homes anyways. 

    Take care,



  2. Bruce M

    Hat’s off to Chief Clarence Louie.
    I’ve thought for many years that a “non native” reservation is what’s needed for people with MCS/ES. Below ground Delta power with only single point grounding allowed to eliminate ground current and most power frequency magnetic fields., no wireless communications. An entire township, and with at least 10 miles of buffer zone (grazing allowed).

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  4. Paul Vonharnish

    Well done Chief Clarence Louie! Thank you for making the proper decisions to protect your people and your lands. If only ALL leaders would do the same.

    “Smart” technology needs to be permanently BANNED, period. There is no evidence whatsoever that non-ionizing radiation is safe at any level above Earth’s natural ambient. Thus All forms of digital wireless need to go away. That means ALL military radar and surveillance systems, cellular phone communications, wi-fi MESH networks, BlueTooth, and switching mode power supplies that produce harmful emissions. Even older AM and FM television broadcast had ill effects. It’s time to kiss all this plastic junk goodby.

    Hey, I have a great idea: Let’s learn how to grow really good food. Then make sure everyone has some of it to eat…

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