Fluoridation a Provincial Matter, Says Council: B93.3 FM : Lethbridge's #1 Hit Music Station : Lethbridge News, Alberta
B93 FM Lethbridge

 
Home /Local News Feed /
Fluoridation a Provincial Matter, Says Council

 
 

LETHBRIDGE: Lethbridge wants the provincial government to pick a side when it comes to adding fluoride to drinking water.

City council passed a resolution Monday asking Alberta officials to mandate whether fluoride should stay in or out of city water supplies. "This is coming up in municipalities all across the province," Ald. Bridget Mearns told Country 95 News. "So if they're going to say it's a public health issue, then mandate the municipalities to decide - it's a contradiction in my opinion."

Council's petition comes after a long and arduous debate on the issue mid-April, when a 5 to 4 vote kept fluoride in the city's drinking water. Mearns said the experience revealed contradicting evidence best interpreted and legislated by professionals in provincial ministries like Alberta Health. "Ultimately if you're going to be putting something in our water for "global public health," then they should take the responsibility for it," she said.

To see their initiative go further, Lethbridge council will need to win the support of Alberta's other urban municipalities. The group plans to bring their fluoride resolution to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association meeting in September.

--

Photo by Marion Warnica, Country 95 News: Council voted on the fluoride issue mid-April.



Posted on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 4/17/2014 8:25:46 PM
Source: Marion Warnica, Country 95 News
 
 
Latest News Articles

 
Another Strong Spring for Soil Moisture Levels in Southern Alberta
Monday, May 30, 2011 : 4/17/2014 8:25:46 PM
 
Lethbridge College Offers New Communication Program
Monday, May 30, 2011 : 4/17/2014 8:25:46 PM
 
Unique Software Program Wins Master's Students Innovation Category at Microsoft's Imagine Cup Canada
Monday, May 30, 2011 : 4/17/2014 8:25:46 PM
 
Plant Donations For Flood Victims - Share The Bounty
Monday, May 30, 2011 : 4/17/2014 8:25:46 PM
 
Palliser Dealing with Discriminatory Language at Faith-Based Schools
Monday, May 30, 2011 : 4/17/2014 8:25:46 PM
Home /Country 95.5 FM News


 
 

 




 
B93.3 FM
Home Promotions
Station Blogs
On Air Events
News  
Other Links
Contact Us Alberta Equity Scholarship Program
Legal Notice Advertise with B93.3 FM
Privacy Policy  
Connect with B93.3 FM