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Bruce Power welcomes visit from Hon. Jason Kenney

Bruce Power President and CEO Duncan Hawthorne gives the Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, a demonstration of the Cost and Clear Air Calculator at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre on April 11. Min. Kenney visited Bruce Power on April 11 with Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, and Ben Lobb, MP for Huron-Bruce. Duncan provided them with an orientation on the Bruce Power site’s role in Canada’s energy sector as well as a tour of the Visitors’ Centre and Bruce Learning Centre.

Bruce Power President and CEO Duncan Hawthorne gives the Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, a demonstration of the Cost and Clear Air Calculator at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre on April 11. Min. Kenney visited Bruce Power on April 11 with Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, and Ben Lobb, MP for Huron-Bruce. Duncan provided them with an orientation on the Bruce Power site’s role in Canada’s energy sector as well as a tour of the Visitors’ Centre and Bruce Learning Centre.

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Bruce Power welcomes Canadian Federation of University Women

Christine John, right, Bruce Power Communications Specialist, hosted a large group from the Owen Sound and Orangeville chapters of the Canadian Federation of University Women, at the Bruce Power Visitors' Centre, on April 4.

Christine John, right, Bruce Power Communications Specialist, hosted a large group from the Owen Sound and Orangeville chapters of the Canadian Federation of University Women, at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre, on April 4.

About 80 members of the Owen Sound and Orangeville Chapters of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) visited the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre on April 4 for a presentation and look at the exhibit hall.

Communications Specialist Christine John hosted the group and responded to questions about Bruce Power’s role in Ontario’s energy sector.

CFUW is a non-partisan, voluntary, self-funded organization with over 100 CFUW clubs, located in every province across Canada. Since its founding in 1919, clubs have worked to improve the status of women, and promote human rights, public education, social justice and peace.

 

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Bruce Power supports youth and innovation through local science fairs

Peter Thor, Bluewater Regional Science and Technology Fair Treasurer, left, is pictured with Bruce Power employees Harmeet Gill, Senior Technical Specialist, and Patrick Protomanni, Senior Technical Engineer, who were judging projects at the regional science fair on April 2. Bruce Power is a sponsor of the Energy Award and contributes $1,000 to offset some of the costs of the event. The Bluewater Regional Science and Technology Fairs take place at the Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound. The school fair encompasses all public, separate and private schools in Bruce/Grey. The Senior Fair, for Grades 7-12, was held on April 2 and the Junior Science Fair for Grades 4-6 will be held April 9. The top students will be chosen for the Canada-wide Science Fair Team, which competes at the University of Windsor, on May 10.

Peter Thor, Bluewater Regional Science and Technology Fair treasurer, left, is pictured with Bruce Power employees Harmeet Gill, Senior Technical Specialist, and Patrick Protomanni, Senior Technical Engineer, who were judging projects at the regional science fair on April 2. Bruce Power is a sponsor of the Energy Award and contributes $1,000 to offset some of the costs of the event. The Bluewater Regional Science and Technology Fairs take place at the Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound. The school fair encompasses all public, separate and private schools in Bruce/Grey. The Senior Fair, for Grades 7-12, was held on April 2 and the Junior Science Fair for Grades 4-6 will be held April 9. The top students will be chosen for the Canada-wide Science Fair Team, which competes at the University of Windsor, on May 10.

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Bruce Power donates $150,000 to FIRST Robotics Canada

Sarah Shortreed, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Bruce Power, presents a cheque in the amount of $50,000 to Mark Breadner, Executive Director, FIRST Robotics Canada, at the recent Waterloo regional robotics competition.

Sarah Shortreed, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Bruce Power, presents a cheque in the amount of $50,000 to Mark Breadner, Executive Director, FIRST Robotics Canada, at the recent Waterloo regional robotics competition.

Bruce Power announced a $150,000 donation over the next three years as a major sponsor of For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Canada. The announcement was made during the regional robotics competition held on March 21 at the University of Waterloo.

“We produce safe, reliable power for over 30 per cent of Ontario residents and, as a result, we employ a highly technical and diverse workforce,” said Sarah Shortreed, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Bruce Power. “We are delighted to support a competition like FIRST Robotics, where youth are developing skills in technology and trades, while also becoming better planners, communicators and teammates. In addition, our company’s Number 1 value is ‘Safety First’ and I know FIRST emphasizes the safety of participants in all they do.”

Funds donated by Bruce Power will be used to pay for the training and execution of the Bruce Power Safety Program at all FIRST events, and to defer some of the costs of running the competitions across Ontario. Pioneered in Canada, the Safety Program helps to prevent unsafe conditions during the heat of competition, while teams work on and around their robots. The program has a large positive-reinforcement segment that looks to reward people and teams exhibiting strong safety-conscious efforts.

“FIRST Robotics Canada would like to thank Bruce Power for its unwavering support of FIRST programs in Canada since 2002,” said Mark Breadner, Executive Director, FIRST Robotics Canada. “The innovative and supportive employees at Bruce Power created the Safety Program that is now a cornerstone of all FIRST activities.”

The FIRST Robotics Competition is a series of short games played by remote controlled robots, which are designed and built within six weeks by a team of students and engineer-mentors. The competition has grown to over 2,500 teams from 13 countries, who compete in 58 regional events and culminates in the championship event in St. Louis, where more than 10,000 students participate.

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Bruce Power, Owen Sound Attack present sports bursaries

Bruce Power and the Owen Sound Attack once again coordinated to offer an Aboriginal Sports Bursary recognizing community service, athletic accomplishments and solid academic efforts. Nominations were received from both the Nawash Unceded and Saugeen First Nation communities, and winners were selected by a panel of judges from Bruce Power and the Attack. The winners participated in a ceremonial puck drop before Game 3 of the Attack’s first-round series against the Sault Ste. Marie on March 24. Congratulations to Kyla Roote and Donovan Kewageshig, of Saugeen First Nation, and Matthew Chegahno and Spencer Linklater, of Nawash Unceded First Nation, on receiving this year’s bursaries.

Bruce Power and the Owen Sound Attack once again coordinated to offer an Aboriginal Sports Bursary recognizing community service, athletic accomplishments and solid academic efforts. Nominations were received from both the Nawash Unceded and Saugeen First Nation communities, and winners were selected by a panel of judges from Bruce Power and the Attack. The winners participated in a ceremonial puck drop before Game 3 of the Attack’s first-round series against the Sault Ste. Marie on March 24. Congratulations to Kyla Roote and Donovan Kewageshig, of Saugeen First Nation, and Matthew Chegahno and Spencer Linklater, of Nawash Unceded First Nation, on receiving this year’s bursaries.

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Bruce Power donates $70,000 to help build playground at Nawash school

Bruce Power donated $70,000 towards the purchase of playground equipment for the newly opened school at Cape Croker. The school opened last fall and was in need of playground equipment, which is not funded by the school board. Staff from Bruce Power recently visited the beautiful facility, talked to students and teachers and presented the cheque.

Bruce Power donated $70,000 towards the purchase of playground equipment for the newly opened school at Cape Croker. The school opened last fall and was in need of playground equipment, which is not funded by the school board. Staff from Bruce Power recently visited the beautiful facility, talked to students and teachers and presented the cheque.

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Bruce Power continues outreach efforts on Ontario’s Nuclear Advantage

Bruce Power continues to let the people of the province in on Ontario’s best kept secret – its safe, reliable and carbon-free nuclear sector.

The company, located near Tiverton, ON, continued its outreach efforts about Ontario’s Nuclear Advantage on both the west and east ends of the Greater Toronto Area today. This energy education campaign highlights the strengths and benefits of Ontario’s nuclear industry, which not only provides safe, affordable, reliable and carbon-free electricity but is an important source of jobs, investment and innovation for the province.

In 2013, nuclear provided 60 per cent of Ontario’s electricity, with Bruce Power supplying over half of that, while meeting 30 per cent of the province’s overall energy needs. Yet, the cost of Bruce Power nuclear was 30 per cent less than the average price per kilowatt/hour of electricity, saving the people of Ontario money on their electricity bills.

Bruce Power is unique and innovative public-private partnership where the company invests its own money into Ontario taxpayer-owned assets. Bruce Power’s two major unions, which represent over 90 per cent of employees, are also owners in the business. A majority of employees also invest in Bruce Power. Bruce Power has operated, maintained and invested $7 billion into the eight, publicly owned units on the Bruce site since 2001.

Learn more about Ontario’s Nuclear Advantage at www.ontarionuclear.com.

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Bruce Power supports Old-Tyme Maple Syrup Festival

Jill Hunter, Bruce Power Communications Coordinator, presents Ed Moric, SVCA Foundation Chair, with a $3,000 cheque for the upcoming Old-Tyme Maple Syrup Festival near Paisley.

Jill Hunter, Bruce Power Communications Coordinator, presents Ed Moric, SVCA Foundation Chair, with a $3,000 cheque for the upcoming Old-Tyme Maple Syrup Festival near Paisley.

Bruce Power recently presented the Saugeen Valley Conservation Foundation with a cheque for $3,000 to help sponsor the Old-Tyme Maple Syrup Festival.

The event, scheduled for March 29 and 30 at the Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area north of Paisley, will feature horse drawn wagon rides, children’s activities and a variety of shows and demonstrations. All proceeds go to local conservation projects.

More information can be found at www.svca.on.ca.

 

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Drop into the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre this March Break

March Break

‘Your energy adventure starts here’ is the theme at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre this March Break with regular programing on hold to allow staff to focus on drop-in visitors.

So far in 2014 staff has hosted school groups from Kincardine, Lucknow, Paisley, Port Elgin, Waterloo and Montreal as well as several stakeholder delegations. Open to the public during regular hours, an additional 138 visitors have stopped by this year just to view the exhibits.

All of the displays are in service for March Break including the new World of Nuclear Energy exhibit and the giant Cost and Clean Air Calculator. Hourly films are featured in the Centre’s 100-seat theatre.

The Visitors’ Centre, which is located on County Rd. 20 (Conc. 4, Bruce Township), west of Hwy. 21, is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

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Bruce Power a prestige sponsor of local International Women’s Day celebration

Bruce Power donated $7,000 to the Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey and will be a prestige sponsor of the International Women’s Day fundraising event again this year. Pictured is Tiffany Love, Community & Fund Development Coordinator for the Women’s House, and Chris Mercanti, Bruce Power Communications Specialist.

Bruce Power donated $7,000 to the Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey and will be a prestige sponsor of the International Women’s Day fundraising event again this year. Pictured is Tiffany Love, Community & Fund Development Coordinator for the Women’s House, and Chris Mercanti, Bruce Power Communications Specialist.

Bruce Power donated $7,000 to the Women’s House serving Bruce and Grey to help offset some of the costs of hosting International Women’s Day, which is a major fundraising event for the Women’s House.

The event will take place on Saturday, March 8, at the Lakeshore  Recreation Banquet Hall in Port Elgin and features keynote speaker Jessie Thomson, a Kincardine native and Director of Care Canada Humanitarian Assistance and Emergency Team.

Bruce Power has been a prestige sponsor of this event for the past several years.

 

 

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