The following are several of the items that were addressed at the regular Terrace council meeting last night:
* With Prince George voting by referendum last year to stop adding fluoride to the municipal drinking supply, local Terrace resident Barry Prince decided to request again that Terrace council join him in forming a petition to end the fluoridation of Terrace water. In 2013 he presented to council and administration said they would need to go to referendum.
“A common sense person would say, fluoride is classified as a poison… it doesn’t leave our body, it has a cumulative effect,” Prince said in outlining the many reasons why adding the compound to protect teeth isn’t worth it.
“I don’t ask you to listen to me I ask you to do some deep research into what professionals are saying about fluoride in water,” Prince told council, including links to studies in a submitted document.
Terrace is now only one of three remaining municipalities in BC practising fluoridation including Prince Rupert and Fort St. John.
Council voted to receive the presentation but did not say if they would support Prince’s call…