What about a regional debate?

I see the Red Deer treatment plant water fluoridation question is back in the news again. I understand from your article of Wednesday, July 25 (Council plans fluoride debate) that they are considering holding a debate that will finally decide whether our water will continue to be fluoridated.

I see the Red Deer treatment plant water fluoridation question is back in the news again. I understand from your article of Wednesday, July 25 (Council plans fluoride debate) that they are considering holding a debate that will finally decide whether our water will continue to be fluoridated.

By our water, I am referring to my town, Ponoka, and others on the regional water line: the City of Lacombe, Town of Hobbema and Blackfalds.

Have our civic politicians been requested to make a presentation at your debate — are we considered at all — or is Red Deer city council making the decision for all of us?

If a plebiscite is held, will our populations be part of it? Makes for an interesting conclusion.

Personally, I have drank fluoride-treated water since my home town in the Ottawa Valley started treating it in the 1950s! I was even old enough to remember there was no debate, just education for the citizens.

Been on it pretty much since then and am still with you. Must have ejected the toxic wastes through normal bodily functions.

Leo Belanger

Ponoka

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