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Parry Sound votes to remove fluoride from municipal water

COF-COF Special News FindBy: 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Last night town council rescinded an earlier resolution approving fluoridation upgrades to the Tony Agnello Water Treatment Plant; the upgrades were necessary to continue fluoridating the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 upgrade would have cost taxpayers $250,000.

Once again, the council chambers were packed with supporters and members of Parry Sounders for Progressive Water Management – the group that has urged the town to drop fluoride treatment.

The motion was brought back by Coun. Paul Borneman, as he was on the prevailing side of the original vote to make the upgrades necessary in order to keep adding fluoride to the water supply.

In a recorded vote, all of council voted in favour of the resolution, except Coun. Bonnie Keith.

If approved by formal bylaw next month, the change must be posted for 21 days for public comment before coming into effect.

See the January 29 edition Beacon Star or parrysound.com for the full story.