Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Monday, June 15, 1970 tHC LETHBRIDGE HERALD 5 Cily Made Decision 25 Years Ago Brantford] Ont. First Canadian Community To Fluoridate Water Ily TI1K CANADIAN for the capital, says fluoridation, following a s h o w plebiscite. It will be 25 years next have benefiltcd. Nlld., introduced it day since Bi'antford, Onl., people are slill against years ago by town council came the first Canadian con munity to fluoridate ils said, but they arc likel} against smallpox In St. Lawrence, NOd., en Ihe Burin Peninsula, supply in an attempt to is sufficient natural fluor- dental in the water supplv. There The action was one of USED BY most important ever taken Fluoride goes into the it in St. John's since it was the field of preventive supply of down by counci (our says Dr. II. K. McLean of bases. In r u n s w i c jnonton, president of the forces personnel and citizens in Cornel' Brook, fluorida- dian Derita Association. Federal Health Minister Chatham and St 11 served by probably will be introduced in mid-summer. Council there Munro says his from are the only to go ahoac a satisfied fluoridation is the mos practical and effective using fluoridated water. turned it down on the advice of the dental associations health measure currently avai able for safely reducing 1967 by a vote and Woodstock rejected it last Quebecers have fluoridation in 72 municipalities ence of tooth even though main ones being Trois-Ri- Yet a Cross-Canac a Survey Health Minister Nofbcrt and The Canadian Press showec only les than a third of the population-are protected by fluoridate water says it can cut children's dental visits in half. Opponents have called it "poisoning" and "denial of the democratic freedom of Quebec City and Hull ai'e still without. Residents of Kingston, Ont., voted for it. It was put in o the water in March. 196G, but nine VIEWED WITH New Brunswick later it was turned down Fluoridation has been local councils can a 173-vote majority in a pleb- with so much suspicion it by reso ution the During the nine months Canada's largest city has no and Ednnmdston people opposec to fhion mediate plans to introduce it. installed wells in then few months ago Mayor Nova Scotia, the yards. Others wanted the Drapeati of Montreal said department has a utilities commission to ide would impinge on civil to encourage them pay for buying jugs ties of citizens who don't They are untreated water. controversial there, says Fort Erie and Tho- "If fluoridation impinges department Ont., have lad fluoride the civil rights of citizens so the weieht of 1952 and North Bay since traffic says Hubert so far pelle, president of the IMPROVED Dental Surgeons' Dartmouth and is one of the com- "and I don't sec anyone have for 14 that accepted it in the them Wolfville, Antigonish, In an examination of the He believes Liverpool and Sydney of 0.000 area primary should be children, Dr. P. W. Arkle Manitoba leads in the Prince Edward their teeth showed a "dra tage of total population is the only improvement" over teeth fluoridated water 02 per cent, Ontario has 55.3 and the west Territories 52.4. Ottawa has had Should Be since 1965 and most seems to have died out with statistical evidence of beneficial Of Manual Alan Wu, regional (CP) nerve-wi'acking items." should the Strong, who has taught of manual speech, the Worth Commission on educational planning was told language to many people said that if everyone was taught manual speech when young This Summer have N. Strong of Calgary, who has been deaf for 17 years, with their usual lessons in elementary school, they would son or final forget it. learn to that people who arc is so easy that it can re with defective hearing quickly. A child of eight Teen-agers like to type. partially or fully deaf nine could learn it within offers a change of pace, in or four hours." chance to moke new and more can having the skill if and and a skill that can cue to it was needed, shouting better school grades, noise pollution, caused misunderstandings could be interest in studying 20th century wonders between partially Waltln9v" 'S V' people and their friends jack hammers, rock and business associ music o.m. to 12 Noon July 6 to August Ages 11 to Conditions In i OF Says Ducks Alberta population is (Canada) reooris the the same as in 1969. with Hffi for anolher production waterfowl s o h on notable shift of pintails from the dry southern prairies to the good waters of Ihe parldands MM is southern where mixed 101 esi. reduction WPS recorded in possibly because of EP the nesting season shift to eastern Saskatche- much as weeks Ask for Free last British Columbia, in- "he folder above, "Where south, there will be goose and duck pro- a Teen-ager Learn Touch Typ-ng This s to see the duck crop safely through to maturity is expected from the Columbia River Valley and the :REE, upon request. Read the summer is Kootenay. een-agers I ke ihese c and from the Maritime what exper s think of conservation arc favorable, with .earn the 'unique features says its dueks present in good our teen-age classes: "very standing teachers, small class size, close mdividua breeding populations in ion. Enrollment is DROP Wrile nr phone for your (CP) than older, today. No (ISO'S? DA cars have been removed Nova Scotia highways the provincial government enacted compulsory automobile s legislation three of BUSINESS tETHBRIDGE 202 Woolworth !5 H ago, says D. J. Tully, reg-strar of motor vehicles. He said hat in the first year, the ratio vas 65 failures to 35 passes but ince then it has been reversed 55 passes and 45 failures. What Seagram's Five Star all other brands of in Your good I o ccloy tw UlJUt-Iolctnu wily-Superb blend, taste and easy to look al. Plus the Seagram name and quality. The FIVE That's easy, RYE E. SEAGRAM A SONS The easy ONTARIO. of pi'e-fluoridc soungsters. In Manitoba only the com- munity of Flin Flon has turned down fluoridation in a referen- dum. Brandon has had it since and Greater Winnipeg since 195li. Roblin converted Jt'ne 1 and Pilot Mound and Hamiota will follow as soon as equipment is installed. Dr. II. C. McCormick of the Manitoba health department says fluoridation is particularly important in that province be- cause dentists "aren't able (o keep up with the work load now." Stan Atkinson, a retired Re- gina businessman who has suc- cessfully opposed fluoridation, calls fluoridation a form of pol- lution. "We've got problems enough with pollution that isn't deliber- ately done." Moose Jaw, Sask., in 1952 be- came the first major Saskatche- wan community to accept it. I But Kegina has rejected it in three votes. CALGARY MAS NO.VK In Alberta. .'It: per cent of the population drinks either artifi- cial or n a u r a 1 fluoridated water. Calgary. Lethbridgc, Medicine Hat and Camrose arc the major centres without. 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