An issue with some teeth to it
After countless letters to the editor, to city council, to whoever would read them; countless presentations to city council, Northern Health, and whoever would listen, the Prince George Safe Water Coalition may finally get its way.
Fluoridation will become an issue before city council, which is just reward for the coalition that has been rebuffed, sometimes impertinently, by several city councils as it has lobbied tirelessly to get fluoride out of Prince George water.
The legions of research the coalition’s Marilyn Juds has compiled on the health and safety reasons for removing fluoride and the hours spent lobbying to at least send the issue to referendum were meaningless.
When the bean counters descended on city hall, fluoridation became a line on the ledger that could be eliminated and thus save a few bucks. Health be damned. Whether fluoridated water is good for you or bad for you … it doesn’t matter. Health be damned. Long live the ledger.
At any rate, the issue of fluoridation in Prince George water will surface again. And, ahem, it’s an issue the community can sink their teeth into.