April 20, 2014


WHAT’S HAPPENING – NEWS

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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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Water fluoridation should be mandated by province: MOH

By: Denis Langlois, Sun Times, Owen Sound, Ontario 18-Mar-2014 – The area’s medical officer of health not only wants Owen Sound to continue with water fluoridation, she wants the province to mandate that all municipal water systems across Ontario must contain fluoride. Dr. Hazel Lynn said most major public health matters, including food service standards at [...]

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Take fluoridation powers away from cities, boards of health tell province

By: David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, Ontario 18-Mar-2014 – Ottawa joins effort to surrender authority as anti-fluoride activists gain ground. The provincial government should take over responsibility for putting fluoride in city water supplies, Ottawa’s board of health says, joining a campaign that argues local authorities can’t be trusted to keep doing it. “We wouldn’t leave it [...]

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Fluoride Question Goes on Ballot

By: Matt Villeneuve, BayshoreBroadcasting.ca, Owen Sound, Ontario 18-Mar-2014 – “Are you in favour of the discontinuation of fluoride in the municipal drinking water?” Owen Sound residents will have the opportunity to answer that question during the October 27th civic election. Council made the decision at Monday night’s meeting. Grey-Bruce Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hazel Lynn, made [...]

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Fluoride back on council agenda

By: Andrew Cromwell, News 88.9, Saint John, New Brunswick  18-Mar-2014 – Dental Society wants council to reverse decision to stop fluoridation. Common Council is being ask to reconsider its decision to put an end to fluoridating the city’s water supply. The New Brunswick Dental Society has a letter on tonight’s council agenda calling on the city to take [...]

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Owen Sound Puts Fluoride Question on Ballot

By: Kirk Scott, BlackburnNews.com, Owen Sound, Ontario 18-Mar-2014 – The issue of fluoride in Owen Sound’s water will go on a ballot in this fall’s municipal election. The city has had fluoride in its water since the 1960′s. Those against it wanted the question of fluoridation put on the ballot and the decision had to come from [...]

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