timberland girls boots Council hears water fluoridation presentation
City of Cold Lake council heard a presentation at the Aug. 8 council meeting against the fluoridation of the City water supply.
Cold Lake water supply already contains 0.1 milligrams of fluoride per litre of water without any added. With the additional fluoride the City adds to the water, the level fluctuates between 0.6 milligrams of fluoride per litre and 1.0 milligram per litre. These levels are still well below Health Canada recommendation of 1.5 milligrams per litre.
The council said the issue of water fluoridation had come before them previously in 2011, but as new research is made available, they understand the need to re examine the issue.
Melissa Williams argues that with the recent categorization of fluoride as a developmental neurotoxin, it should not be added to the City drinking water.
is] now in the same category as arsenic, lead and mercury, Williams argued. developmental neurotoxin affects the brain, autism, hyper deficit disorders and learning disabilities.
While many Canadian municipalities have been moving away from fluoridating the water supply, the research is at this time inconclusive about the benefits or detriments it provides.
consent is a standard practice in all medicine, Williams stated about the addition of fluoride by the City to the water supply. water fluoridation we are forcing people to take medicines without consent,
something a doctor cannot do with an individual patient.
Coun. Bob Buckle pointed out that over 90 national and international health organizations endorse fluoridation of water in municipalities.
Coun. Chris Vining mentioned Calgary voted to stop fluoridating drinking water in 2011 and since then tooth decay in children has worsened.
Mayor Craig Copeland noted that the issue is currently a hot topic across the province.
know with City of Edmonton it being covered in their media as part of their election process as a question on their ballot, so people are talking about it, Copeland said.
The issue will be discussed further at upcoming council meetings.
Pickleball courts receive additional $90,000
An official design for the new pickleball courts has been decided upon that will feature eight pickleball courts. The plan includes a 12 foot alleyway between the front four courts and the back four as well as four foot fences between the courts, asix foot fenced alleyway, and10 foot fenced perimeters, as well as some benches.
The cost is now estimated at $290,000 rather than the initial $200,000 that was allocated for the project due to the larger court size. The initial $200,000 was reallocated from funds left over from the Energy Centre Access Roads Project in the 2016 Capital Budget. The additional $90,000 will be drawn from the City restricted surplus.