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Bruce Power site bus tours back by popular demand

TIVERTON, ONJuly 3, 2015 – The Bruce Power summer bus tour program is set to commence at the Visitors’ Centre on July 7 with three tours a day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday throughout July and August.

Scheduled at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. the free tours begin with a short film presentation in the Centre’s theatre followed by a one-hour bus tour of the Bruce Power site. Pre-registration online at www.brucepower.com/bus-tours is recommended to ensure seating. Individuals without access to the Internet can call 519-361-7777.

“We’re pleased to be offering the tours again this summer,” said James Scongack, Vice President, Corporate Affairs. “Last year public interest exceeded our expectations, so this summer we’ve added an additional noon-hour tour.”

Last summer more than 1,600 people signed up for the bus tours with an additional 2,500 drop-in visitors arriving to view the exhibits and displays. This year is shaping up to be just as busy. To date in 2015, more than 1,600 individuals have dropped by the Visitors’ Centre.

“For the third summer in a row we’re extending our regular Monday to Friday hours to include Saturdays,” said Scongack. “Being the world’s largest operating nuclear site and the area’s largest employer means there is a lot of public curiosity about Bruce Power. We’re happy to educate even more people about our site this summer.”

 

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Safety tests at Bruce B

Safety tests at Bruce B

Bruce Power operators will be testing Boiler Safety Relief Valves in Unit 6 at Bruce B intermittently on Thursday, July 2.

The tests will involve short bursts of steam from valves on the roof of the facility. The sound might carry beyond the Bruce Power site boundary for short durations.

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I am electric

Bruce Power students Abby Johnston, Heather Poechman, Drew Henkel and Sadie Shewfelt are pictured in front of the new exhibit. They are serving as interpreters at the Visitors’ Centre this summer and also conducting bus tours of the Bruce Power site.

Bruce Power students Abby Johnston, Heather Poechman, Drew Henkel and Sadie Shewfelt are pictured in front of the new exhibit. They are serving as interpreters at the Visitors’ Centre this summer and also conducting bus tours of the Bruce Power site.

It’s an exciting day at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre when a new exhibit arrives.

Such was the case on June 25 when the new Plug N’ Drive exhibit was installed to be used as an educational tool to promote environmental sustainability. Electric cars emit about 90 per cent less CO2 than gas-powered cars and electricity is generally about 80 per cent less expensive than gasoline.

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Bruce Power supports Bluewater Summer Playhouse

Bruce Power donated $7,500 to the Bluewater Summer Playhouse for its summer season, which kicks off in late-June. Marilyn Clarke, left, BSP Adminstrator and Emilie Woodward, Box Office Manager, accept the cheque from Sadie Shewfelt, Bruce Power Corporate Affairs Development Student.

Bruce Power donated $7,500 to the Bluewater Summer Playhouse for its summer season, which kicks off in late-June. Marilyn Clarke, left, BSP Adminstrator and Emilie Woodward, Box Office Manager, accept the cheque from Sadie Shewfelt, Bruce Power Corporate Affairs Development Student.

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Bruce Power hosts Trillium Miata Car Club

Community Relations staff at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre hosted the Trillium Miata Car Club on June 23.  The members arrived in a convoy, travelling from Allison, Brampton, Cambridge , Stayner, Tara, Thornhill ,  Wingham and other locations.

Community Relations staff at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre hosted the Trillium Miata Car Club on June 23. The members arrived in a convoy, travelling from Allison, Brampton, Cambridge , Stayner, Tara, Thornhill ,
Wingham and other locations.

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Bruce Power donates $8,000 to Grey Bruce Sustainability Network

Bruce Power recently donated $8,000 to the Grey Bruce Sustainability Network for its WATERworks program. Accepting the cheque is Barry Randall, left, General Manager, Grey Bruce Sustainability Network, Debbie Davidson, with the Four County Labour Market Planning Board’s Skills Opportunity Showcase Trailer, and Bruce Davidson, Chair, Grey Bruce Sustainability Network. Learn more about WATERworks at http://gbsusnet.com/projects/careerworks/waterworks/.

Bruce Power recently donated $8,000 to the Grey Bruce Sustainability Network for its WATERworks program. Accepting the cheque is Barry Randall, left, General Manager, Grey Bruce Sustainability Network, Debbie Davidson, with the Four County Labour Market Planning Board’s Skills Opportunity Showcase Trailer, and Bruce Davidson, Chair, Grey Bruce Sustainability Network. Learn more about WATERworks at http://gbsusnet.com/projects/careerworks/waterworks/.

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Bruce Power supports Longest Day of PLAY

Bruce Power donated $10,000 to Play in Bruce Grey’s Longest Day of PLAY, which will be held the week of June 21 in municipalities across the region. Accepting the cheque and sporting their PLAY best is Health Unit representatives Karen Croker, left, Amber Schieck, Sarah Milne, Dr. Hazel Lynn, Shannon Gilbert, Monica Banz and Jason Weppler. Learn more at www.playbrucegrey.com.

Bruce Power donated $10,000 to Play in Bruce Grey’s Longest Day of PLAY, which will be held the week of June 21 in municipalities across the region. Accepting the cheque and sporting their PLAY best is Health Unit representatives Karen Croker, left, Amber Schieck, Sarah Milne, Dr. Hazel Lynn, Shannon Gilbert, Monica Banz and Jason Weppler. Learn more at www.playbrucegrey.com.

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Save the date: 12th Annual Bruce Power Beach Party

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Students learn about importance of local watersheds

The Saugeen Valley Conservation Area and the Penetangore Watershed Group recently invited local students to the Millarton tributary to plant 1,000 trees, learn about water quality and the many benefits trees provide a watershed. Bruce Power's Environment and Sustainability Fund provided funding for the educational event.

The Saugeen Valley Conservation Area and the Penetangore Watershed Group recently invited local students to the Millarton tributary to plant 1,000 trees, learn about water quality and the many benefits trees provide a watershed. Bruce Power’s Environment and Sustainability Fund provided funding for the educational event.

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Spring Creek to benefit from Bruce Power’s Environment Fund

Dwight Irwin, left, Bruce Power’s Community Investment and Sponsorship Lead, presents a $22,600 cheque to Bill Nafziger, middle, of the Hepworth Anglers Club, and Dr. James Hamilton, Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, for improvement work on Spring Creek, near Hepworth.

Dwight Irwin, left, Bruce Power’s Community Investment and Sponsorship Lead, presents a $22,600 cheque to Bill Nafziger, middle, of the Hepworth Anglers Club, and Dr. James Hamilton, Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, for improvement work on Spring Creek, near Hepworth.

Stewards of Spring Creek, near Hepworth, have received a $22,600 boost from Bruce Power’s Environment Fund to continue their research and improvements to the area.

Dr. James Hamilton and the Hepworth Anglers Club have been conducting tests and making improvements to the creek over the past few years to help rainbow trout and salmon during spawning. The creek, which is formed by a series of natural springs, meets with the Sauble River and eventually empties into Lake Huron, creating an important habitat for fish reproduction.

Over the years, the Hepworth Anglers Club has made improvements to water oxygenation, rock beds and silt removal systems, while Dr. Hamilton and his students continue to gather data on the ground-fed creek, which is a rarity in southern Ontario. Bruce Power’s donation will assist with monitoring devices for Dr. Hamilton, so his research team can continue to help the Anglers Club improve the health of the creek and the creatures that rely on it.

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