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Bruce Power recognized for support for conservation

Bruce Power was recently presented with a framed photograph of a white egret by Saugeen Conservation in recognition of “outstanding support for conservation in 2014.” Sue Macleod, Bruce Power Communications Coordinator, accepted the photo from Ed Moric, Chair of the Saugeen Valley Conservation Foundation, left, and Luke Charbonneau, Chair of Saugeen Conservation.  It is now mounted in the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre.

Bruce Power was recently presented with a framed photograph of a white egret by Saugeen Conservation in recognition of “outstanding support for conservation in 2014.” Sue Macleod, Bruce Power Communications Coordinator, accepted the photo from Ed Moric, Chair of the Saugeen Valley Conservation Foundation, left, and Luke Charbonneau, Chair of Saugeen Conservation. It is now mounted in the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre.

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Bruce Power hosts Saugeen Shores council members

Bruce Power hosted a delegation from the Town of Saugeen Shores on Feb. 12 to provide an update on site operations and discuss community initiatives.  The guests participated in a briefing at the Visitors’ Centre, a tour of Bruce A and a visit to the Corporate Support Centre.  Pictured, left to right, are James Scongack, Bruce Power’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Diane Huber, Vice-Deputy Mayor, Coun. Dave Myette, Coun. Donald Matheson, and Mayor Mike Smith. Missing from the photo but also present was Coun. Cheryl Grace.

Bruce Power hosted a delegation from the Town of Saugeen Shores on Feb. 12 to provide an update on site operations and discuss community initiatives. The guests participated in a briefing at the Visitors’ Centre, a tour of Bruce A and a visit to the Corporate Support Centre. Pictured, left to right, are James Scongack, Bruce Power’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Diane Huber, Vice-Deputy Mayor, Coun. Dave Myette, Coun. Donald Matheson, and Mayor Mike Smith. Missing from the photo but also present was Coun. Cheryl Grace.

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Legislature interns visit Bruce Power

Community Relations staff hosted a group of Ontario Legislature Interns at the Visitors’ Centre on Feb. 3 and provided a tour of Bruce A. Students are (left to right) Patrick Sackville, London; Matthew Stanton, Beamsville; Clare Devereux, Kingston; Justin Khorana-Medeiros, Toronto; Jakub Sikorais, Toronto; Christine John, Bruce Power Community Relations; Christine Eamer, Brockville; Kristi May, East Gwillimbury; Kristen Neagle, Toronto; and Emily Hewitt, Vancouver. The Ontario Legislature Internship Programme (OLIP) is a 10-month, non-partisan program designed to provide practical experience for the interns and highly qualified assistants for backbench Members of Provincial Parliament. In addition to providing practical experience with the daily workings of the Ontario Legislature, OLIP provides the interns an opportunity to supplement their university training through regular academic discussions and by writing an academic paper on a topic of their choice.

Community Relations staff hosted a group of Ontario Legislature Interns at the Visitors’ Centre on Feb. 3 and provided a tour of Bruce A. Students are (left to right) Patrick Sackville, London; Matthew Stanton, Beamsville; Clare Devereux, Kingston; Justin Khorana-Medeiros, Toronto; Jakub Sikorais, Toronto; Christine John, Bruce Power Community Relations; Christine Eamer, Brockville; Kristy May, East Gwillimbury; Kristen Neagle, Toronto; and Emily Hewitt, Vancouver. The Ontario Legislature Internship Programme (OLIP) is a 10-month, non-partisan program designed to provide practical experience for the interns and highly qualified assistants for backbench Members of Provincial Parliament. In addition to providing practical experience with the daily workings of the Ontario Legislature, OLIP provides the interns an opportunity to supplement their university training through regular academic discussions and by writing an academic paper on a topic of their choice.

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Federal Industry critic visits Bruce Power

Judy Sgro, Liberal MP for York West and Industry Critic, visited Bruce Power on Thursday to learn more about the role Bruce Power plays in powering the province and keeping electricity prices low and the air clean. She was joined by staff members Greg McClinchey (left) and Ibrahim Berrada along with Bruce Power Investor and Media Relations Manager John Peevers and Community Relations Manager Rob Liddle.

Judy Sgro, Liberal MP for York West and Industry Critic, visited Bruce Power on Thursday to learn more about the role Bruce Power plays in powering the province and keeping electricity prices low and the air clean. She was joined by staff members Greg McClinchey (left) and Ibrahim Berrada along with Bruce Power Investor and Media Relations Manager, John Peevers and Community Relations Manager, Rob Liddle.

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Bruce Power donates over $200,000 to United Way of Bruce Grey

Harry Hall, Vice-President, Supply Chain, left, and Crystal Shepherd, Personal Assistant, right, present a cheque for $100,000 to United Way of Bruce Grey. Accepting the donation on behalf of United Way of Bruce Grey are Francesca Dobbyn, Executive Director, and Dave Myette, a Bruce Power employee and Chairman of the Board of Directors for United Way of Bruce Grey.

Harry Hall, Vice-President, Supply Chain, left, and Crystal Shepherd, Personal Assistant, right, present a cheque for $100,000 to United Way of Bruce Grey. Accepting the donation on behalf of United Way of Bruce Grey are Francesca Dobbyn, Executive Director, and Dave Myette, a Bruce Power employee and Chairman of the Board of Directors for United Way of Bruce Grey.

Bruce Power employees and its suppliers continue to make a difference in the community.

The company recently donated $100,000 to United Way of Bruce Grey with money raised at the annual Supply Chain conference and golf tournament earlier in the year. The employee payroll deduction plan also has raised an additional $102,000 this year.

The Supply Chain donation is earmarked for United Way of Bruce Grey’s backpack program, while the employee contributions go to various projects in the supported communities.

“The Bruce Power support means that we can do what we need to do because it is so significant in terms of the dollar value, but also in terms of the consistency and dependability for us,” said Francesca Dobbyn, Executive Director of United Way of Bruce Grey. “We know it’s there and we know we have the ongoing support of Bruce Power in all the projects that we do.”

Francesca said having Bruce Power as a partner is vital to the organization.

“It’s a significant piece of the United Way’s fundraising overall, as well as the ongoing support we get in the community through Bruce Power workers volunteering at events and contributing that way,” she said.

“We’re in regular communication with Bruce Power about everything we’re doing in the community and what the emerging needs are, so it’s tremendous to have that support.”

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New exhibit at Visitors’ Centre explains radiation

A new exhibit at the Bruce Power Visitors' Centre explains radiation in its different forms, while also offering hands-on learning experiences.

A new exhibit at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre explains radiation in its different forms, while also offering hands-on learning experiences.

Staff at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre is gearing up for 2015 with a new, interactive Radiation Exhibit that was installed earlier this week.

Manufactured by Stevens E3 in London, ON, the exhibit illustrates types and sources of radiation, as well as techniques nuclear energy workers use to minimize exposure. It features a video component as well as a hands-on, role playing activity.

The Visitors’ Centre is open from Monday to Friday year-round, as well as Saturdays in July and August. It will be closed from Dec. 22 until Jan. 5 for year-end holidays.

For more information call 519-361-7777 or email BNPDVisitorCentre@brucepower.com.

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Bruce Power releases briefing for municipal councils

Over the next two weeks, throughout the region and the province, new municipal councils will be sworn in for four-year terms.

Today, Bruce Power is releasing a briefing for these individuals that outlines the important contribution Bruce Power and nuclear as a whole makes in keeping electricity prices low for our families and businesses, while supporting economic growth in Ontario.

This brief will be provided to all council members within our region and will also be provided to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO).

Consistent with our commitment to openness, a copy of the report has been posted for any interested individuals to download and view.

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Bruce Power conducting telephone polling in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties

Bruce Power, with the assistance of Ipsos-Reid, is currently conducting independent public opinion research among residents of Bruce, Grey and Huron Counties.

This research helps Bruce Power ensure it has a good understanding of the general public’s attitudes and opinions and helps ensure the company is effectively communicating with residents.

Ipsos-Reid will be conducting the research via telephone over the next several days and includes questions on a number of topics and issues, including: energy/electricity issues in the community, support for nuclear energy and refurbishment of the Bruce facility, familiarity with and attitudes towards Bruce Power.

Results of the polling will be available on the Bruce Power website.

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Bruce Power and its suppliers donate $110,000 to Wounded Warriors Canada

Philip Ralph, left, National Program Director for Wounded Warriors Canada, accepts a $110,000 cheque from Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power President and CEO, Harry Hall, Vice President, Supply Chain, and Crystal Shepherd, Personal Assistant to Harry Hall, during Bruce Power’s Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11.

Philip Ralph, left, National Program Director for Wounded Warriors Canada, accepts a $110,000 cheque from Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power President and CEO, Harry Hall, Vice President, Supply Chain, and Crystal Shepherd, Personal Assistant to Harry Hall, during Bruce Power’s Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11.

To commemorate Remembrance Day, Bruce Power held a ceremony on its site to honour Canada’s soldiers, veterans and those who have died in the line of duty.

The company also presented a $110,000 cheque to Wounded Warriors Canada.

“It’s humbling, the courage and strength the members of our Armed Forces show every day,” said Harry Hall, Vice President, Supply Chain, who is himself a veteran. “We hope this donation will make it easier for our wounded soldiers to transition back to civilian life.”

The money was raised earlier this year through Bruce Power’s Supply Chain at its annual suppliers’ conference, in Collingwood. As a result, $210,000 was raised, with the United Way of Bruce-Grey receiving the other $100,000.

Wounded Warriors Canada is a non-profit organization that assists Canadian Forces members who have been wounded or injured in their service to Canada. The foundation provides assistance to transition the soldiers back to civilian life. The organization’s primary focus is on mental health and learning to cope with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.

In October, Bruce Power employees and contractors also raised nearly $16,000 for Helmets to Hardhats, which helps veterans and reservists find apprenticeships in the skilled trades.

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Bruce Power donates $7,500 to local hospital foundations

Bruce Power recently donated $7,500 to the CNKX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon, which raised over $430,000 for 13 local hospital foundations. Accepting Bruce Power’s donation is (l-r) Dick Burgess, Clinton and St Mary’s Foundation; Krista Harriston, Durham Foundation; Ron Lavoie, Seaforth Foundation; Nicole Jutzi, Wingham Foundation; Mary Hall, Kincardine Foundation; Andy Moore, Goderich Foundation; Dianne MacArthur, Kincardine Foundation; Lynn Lamont, Mount Forest Foundation; Ron Goldsmith, Markdale Foundation; Dwight Irwin, Bruce Power; and Dinah Christie, Mount Forest Foundation. Bruce Power’s donation will be split evenly between the foundations.

Bruce Power recently donated $7,500 to the CNKX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon, which raised over $430,000 for 14 local hospital foundations. Accepting Bruce Power’s donation is (l-r) Dick Burgess, Clinton and St Mary’s Foundation; Krista Harriston, Durham Foundation; Ron Lavoie, Seaforth Foundation; Nicole Jutzi, Wingham Foundation; Mary Hall, Kincardine Foundation; Andy Moore, Goderich Foundation; Dianne MacArthur, Kincardine Foundation; Lynn Lamont, Mount Forest Foundation; Ron Goldsmith, Markdale Foundation; Dwight Irwin, Bruce Power; and Dinah Christie, Mount Forest Foundation. Bruce Power’s donation will be split evenly between the foundations.

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