April 20, 2014


WHAT’S HAPPENING – NEWS

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Water fluoride issue sparks strong opinions

By: Estevan Mercury, Estevan, Saskatchewan  16-Apr-2014 – When Estevan voters go to the polls next Wednesday, not only will they fill the vacant seat on city council, they will also help decide whether fluoride will continue to be added to our drinking water. In making the decision to seek the public’s opinion, the City cited inconvenience and [...]

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Speaker addresses fluoridation

By: Maureen Wharton, St. Lawrence News, Brockville, Ontario 10-Apr-2014 – The addition of the toxic industrial waste chemical, hydrofluorosilicic acid, commonly referred to as fluoride, has been added to Brockville’s water supply for some time. The reason for this, according to the municipal council, who are advised by the Leeds Grenville Lanark District Health Unit, is [...]

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Casino, fluoride on Estevan ballot later this month

By: Will Chabun, The Leader-Post, Estevan, Saskatchewan 1-Apr-2014 – The City of Estevan will have two hot potatoes bubbling in a referendum later this month: continuing to add fluoride to drinking water and possibly hosting a casino. Mayor Roy Ludwig said city council in the booming southeastern city decided to use a byelection for a council seat April [...]

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Council rejects ballot question on fluoride, but 10 per cent of electors can force it

By: New Tecumseth Free Press Online, New Tecumseth, Ontario  25-Mar-2014 – Pending a change in voting intentions when the matter hits council for ratification next Monday night, New Tecumseth’s municipal ballot in October will not include a question about fluoridation of the urban water system. The issue came to a head last night, because ballot questions [...]

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Petition needed for fluoridation to be on New Tecumseth’s ballot

By: Maija Hoggett, Simcoe.com, New Tecumseth, Ontario  25-Mar-2014 – Adding fluoride to New Tecumseth’s water supply won’t be on the municipal ballot in the upcoming election unless 10 per cent of the residents on the town’s water supply sign a petition. In September, council voted to stop fluoridating Tottenham’s water supply and asked staff to draft [...]

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Fluoride an election ballot issue?

By: Daniel R. Pearce, Simcoe Reformer, Simcoe, Ontario 19-Mar-2014 – The pros and cons of putting fluoride in drinking water is an “extremely complex issue” that is best left off election ballots, says the head of the area’s health and social services division. “If (the question) goes forward (in this fall’s municipal election), staff would have to [...]

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Effort to escalate fluoride debate to provincial level fails at city hall

By: Alison Clements, News 88.9, Saint John, New Brunswick  19-Mar-2014 – Fluoride still slated to be removed from water supply next month. Common Council has nixed yet another motion regarding the fluoridation of municipal water. This time, Councillor John Mackenzie wanted the city to urge the provincial government to investigate any health care cost savings that could [...]

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Don’t trust ‘science’ of fluoridation

By: Susan Kanen (Letter to the Editor), Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta 19-Mar-2014 – I speak from painful personal experience. As Lethbridge considers its stand on water fluoridation, please be advised you should have no confidence in the integrity of the system that produced the “science” of water fluoridation. I am a biochemist involved with an experiment [...]

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Water fluoridation to be a ballot issue in Owen Sound this fall

By: CTV News Kitchener, Owen Sound, Ontario  19-Mar-2014 – Owen Sound residents will have the opportunity to vote on whether the city will continue fluoridation during the October 27th civic election. Grey-Bruce Medical Officer of Health, Doctor Hazel Lynn, is encouraging residents to educate themselves on fluoridation with “correct, accurate and up-to-date information.” A plebiscite is [...]

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Saint John will not push province for fluoride treatment

By: CBC News, Saint John, New Brunswick  19-Mar-2014 – Council rejects idea to have provincial government assess costs, manage fluoride in city water. An attempt to get the province involved in fluoride treatment in Saint John was defeated at city council Monday night. The $177,000 annual cost to fluoridate the city’s water supply was the decisive issue in the council [...]

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