February 12, 2016

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Fluoride is out

By: Stephannie Johnson, Parry Sound North Star, Parry Sound, Ontario 28-Jan-2016 –  After a seven-month battle, members of Parry Sounders for Progressive Water Management let out a cheer Tuesday night after council rescinded its June 2015 resolution approving upgrades to the Tony Agnello Water Treatment Plant; the upgrades were necessary to continue fluoridating the municipal [...]

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Debate on water fluoridation back on tap for Peel council

By: Roger Belgrave, The Mississauga News, Mississauga, Ontario 28-Jan-2016 – Peel Regional councillors have agreed to take a deeper look at merits and possible health risks associated with fluoridation of municipal drinking water and conduct broader public consultation on the longstanding practice. During a regular meeting Thursday, councillors passed a motion to have a committee [...]

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Parry Sound votes to remove fluoride from municipal water

By: Stephannie Johnson, Parry Sound North Star, Parry Sound, Ontario 27-Jan-2016 – The town (Parry Sound) is done adding fluoride to municipal water – almost. Last night town council rescinded an earlier resolution approving fluoridation upgrades to the Tony Agnello Water Treatment Plant; the upgrades were necessary to continue fluoridating the municipal water supply. The [...]

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Peel Region expected to vote on removing fluoride from drinking water

Some Peel councillors want the region to join the growing list of municipalities who no longer add fluoride to drinking water. Councillor John Sprovieri would like to see fluoride removed from Peel Region’s water. He cites a growing body of research suggesting it’s no longer necessary because of all the other ways people now receive [...]

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Residents leave no doubts on fluoride debate

By: Stephannie Johnson, Parry Sound North Star, Parry Sound, Ontario 20-Jan-2016 – With more than 90 per cent support against water fluoridation, Parry Sounders for Progressive Water Management hope the debate ends now. For the last several weeks, the group has been going door-to-door, soliciting signatures in the hopes of avoiding a referendum. Simultaneously McDougall [...]

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No consideration by St. Thomas city council to abandon water fluoridation

By: Jennifer Bieman, St. Thomas Times Journal, St. Thomas, Ontario 20-Jan-2016 – The Ministry of Health and Long-term Care is focusing on fluoridation and is reaching out to municipal councils to rally support for its cause. A letter from the ministry about water fluoridation was presented to St. Thomas city council as correspondence Monday evening. [...]

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Early results against fluoride

By: Paige Phillips, Parry Sound North Star, Parry Sound, Ontario 15-Jan-2016 – Survey results currently demonstrate that McDougall residents want fluoride out of their drinking water. In a general update to council from the township’s clerk, Cindy Vankoughnett, at a regular meeting of council Wednesday evening, Vankoughnett informed council that to-date, 88 responses from the [...]

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Canvassing begins to remove fluoride from municipal water

By: Stephannie Johnson, Parry Sound North Star, Parry Sound, Ontario 06-Jan-2016 – The mission for a referendum on fluoride in the area has begun. On Tuesday members of Parry Sounders for Progressive Water Management started going door to door, soliciting signatures for a petition to remove fluoride from the municipal water supply. Between 10 and [...]

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United voice comes together against fluoride

By: Parry Sound North Star – Opinion, Parry Sound, Ontario 02-Dec-2015 – (Editor’s note: this letter was sent to Parry Sound council and a copy provided to the North Star for publication) Dear Mayor and Council, As primary healthcare providers, business owners and parents, we are concerned about the ongoing fluoridation of the town’s water [...]

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Step taken to prevent fluoride vote

By: Paige Phillips, Parry Sound North Star, Parry Sound, Ontario 20-Nov-2015 – The ongoing fluoride debate from the Town of Parry Sound is trickling into the surrounding Municipality of McDougall. At the regular meeting of council Wednesday, Nov. 18, Wayne Gilbert, member of the Parry Sound for Progressive Water Management group, presented a deputation to [...]

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