Flouride to remain in Township of Muskoka Lakes’ water supply

Muskoka Lakes Council has voted 5-4 to keep fluoride in Township water.

The decision came down Friday after councillors were asked to weigh in on the issue. Most recently local dentist Dr. Luks and Simcoe-Muskoka’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Charles Gardiner provided their opinion that fluoride should remain. Both were delegations at Friday’s meeting.

Opponents of the practice had wanted the District to remove it from Muskoka Lakes’ water due to its purported ill health effects.

In August the Township’s committee of the whole had voted to remove it.