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Bruce Power donates $5,000 to Southampton Art School

Bruce Power recently donated $5,000 to the Southampton Art School for its summer program. Some of the youngsters enjoying their week were Loren Keen, left, Georgia Dolishny, Eva Zizovic, Avery Boggs, Cole Taylor, Sam Keen, Callum Taylor, Mason Dolishny, Liam ten Kortenaar, Owen McGregor and Mira Zizovic.

Bruce Power recently donated $5,000 to the Southampton Art School for its summer program. Some of the youngsters enjoying their week were Loren Keen, left, Georgia Dolishny, Eva Zizovic, Avery Boggs, Cole Taylor, Sam Keen, Callum Taylor, Mason Dolishny, Liam ten Kortenaar, Owen McGregor and Mira Zizovic.

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Skills Ontario Camp wraps up at Visitors’ Centre

Sue Macleod, Bruce Power Communications Coordinator, presents Gracienne Swarbrick of Port Elgin with an iPad Mini at the conclusion of a week-long Skills Ontario Camp at the Visitors’ Centre, last week. Gracienne won the iPad after exhibiting traits and skills that qualified her for a draw with other finalists.

Sue Macleod, Bruce Power Communications Coordinator, presents Gracienne Swarbrick of Port Elgin with an iPad Mini at the conclusion of a week-long Skills Ontario Camp at the Visitors’ Centre, last week. Gracienne won the iPad after exhibiting traits and skills that qualified her for a draw with other finalists.

Fifteen campers participated in this year’s Skills Ontario Camp at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre exploring skilled trades and technology with hands-on activities.

Facilitated in conjunction by Skills Ontario staff and Wendy Hus, an Authorized Nuclear Operator at Bruce Power, this year’s program involved 15 students ranging in age from 12 to 14. The students participated in many hands-on activities and heard from Saugeen Shores Mayor Mike Smith, Information Technology Solution Architect Brian Moss, Executive Director of Women in Nuclear Canada Joy Shikaze and others.

They were also provided with a bus tour of the Bruce Power site and visited the facility’s Bruce Learning Centre and Bruce Skills and Technology Training Centre.

Skills Ontario is a not-for-profit organization that promotes skilled trades and technology as viable career options for young people. More information can be found at http www.skillsontario.com.

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Recent polling not conducted by Bruce Power

Bruce Power has received questions from members of the public about recent polling which includes questions about emergency preparedness, evacuation routes and KI pills.

Bruce Power is not involved in the poll and received anecdotal reports by employees and people in the community that raised issue with the tone of the questions. While any organization is free to conduct public opinion polling, Bruce Power wanted to confirm this was not commissioned by the company.

Bruce Power is an industry-leader in the area of emergency preparedness and is proud of the fact that 91 per cent of residents in Grey, Bruce and Huron have confidence the Bruce Nuclear facility operates safely, according to polling conducted by Bruce Power earlier this year. Bruce Power is transparent with its annual polling of local residents conducted each year and posts the results of the poll on its website and releases to members of the public.

Here is a link to our most recent public opinion polling http://www.brucepower.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Bruce-Power-Bruce-Grey-Huron-Report-Highlights-FINAL-Apr1.pdf.

Read more about Bruce Power and the nuclear industry’s commitment to emergency preparedness.

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Bruce Power donates bird boxes to First Nation communities

Bruce Power’s Francis Chua, Department Manager of Environment and Sustainability, and Caroline Scott, right, development student, presented bird boxes to April John, left, and Melissa Solomon, Right to Play Mentors from Saugeen and Chippewas of Nawash First Nation respectively, at Bruce Power’s annual Aboriginal Day Celebration, on June 20. “Bruce Power wanted to share the bird boxes with those who would appreciate the creation of habitat for our friends, the birds,” Francis said. “We share this environment with each other and this is a way of giving back to nature.  The birds that could use these as homes are birds such as the Ash-throated Flycatcher, Carolina Wren, Eastern Bluebird, and Violet-green Swallow.  We hope these make good homes for everyone to enjoy.”

Bruce Power’s Francis Chua, Department Manager of Environment and Sustainability, and Caroline Scott, right, development student, presented bird boxes to April John, left, and Melissa Solomon, Right to Play Mentors from Saugeen and Chippewas of Nawash First Nation respectively, at Bruce Power’s annual Aboriginal Day Celebration, on June 20. “Bruce Power wanted to share the bird boxes with those who would appreciate the creation of habitat for our friends, the birds,” Francis said. “We share this environment with each other and this is a way of giving back to nature. The birds that could use these as homes are birds such as the Ash-throated Flycatcher, Carolina Wren, Eastern Bluebird, and Violet-green Swallow. We hope these make good homes for everyone to enjoy.”

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Bruce Power invites community to learn about radiation

Dr. Doug Boreham was filmed in the New Fuel Room at Bruce A in 2009 for a Discovery Channel production called How Does That Work.  He’ll be featured at a Radiation and the Environment seminar at the Visitors’ Centre on July 8.

Dr. Doug Boreham was filmed in the New Fuel Room at Bruce A in 2009 for a Discovery Channel production called How Does That Work. He’ll be featured at a Radiation and the Environment seminar at the Visitors’ Centre on July 8.

Interested members of the public are invited to attend a Radiation and the Environment seminar at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre, on July 8, from 1-2 p.m.

Presented by Bruce Power as part of ongoing outreach efforts, the free seminar will feature Dr. Doug Boreham, Professor of Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences at McMaster University and Division Head of Medical Sciences at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

“Bruce Power always strives to provide as much real, factual information as possible to the people of our surrounding communities and across Ontario,” said James Scongack, Vice President, Corporate Affairs. “Dr. Boreham is one of the foremost experts in the field of nuclear medicine, yet can explain radiation in terms everyone can understand.”

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis with a complimentary lunch provided. To register call the Visitors’ Centre at 519-361-7777 or email bnpdvisitorcentre@brucepower.com.

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Bruce Power donates $5,000 to First Peoples’ exhibit at Bruce County Museum

Crystal Kewageshig, left, and Yolande Mitchell, of Saugeen First Nation, join Mike Briggs, Bruce Power's First Nations and Metis Relations Manager and Cathy McGirr, Acting Director/Curator Bruce County Museum, in a cheque presentation of $5,000 for the museum's First Peoples' cultural exhibit. To learn more about this summer's interactive exhibit, visit http://bit.ly/1qekKD6.

Crystal Kewageshig, left, and Yolande Mitchell, of Saugeen First Nation, join Mike Briggs, Bruce Power’s First Nations and Metis Relations Manager and Cathy McGirr, Acting Director/Curator Bruce County Museum, in a cheque presentation of $5,000 for the museum’s First Peoples’ cultural exhibit. To learn more about this summer’s interactive exhibit, visit http://bit.ly/1qekKD6.

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Bruce Power donates $5,000 to Walkerton Rotary Club

Dwight Irwin, middle, of Bruce Power's Corporate Affairs division, presented a $5,000 cheque to Paul Kueneman, left, and Adam Hofmann, co-chairs of the Rotary Club of Walkerton's District 6330 Conference, held June 13-15. The donation helped the group cover costs of the event, which brought about 400 Rotarians from the District - which stretches from Flint, Michigan, to Collingwood, ON, to the area.

Dwight Irwin, middle, of Bruce Power’s Corporate Affairs division, presented a $5,000 cheque to Paul Kueneman, left, and Adam Hofmann, co-chairs of the Rotary Club of Walkerton’s District 6330 Conference, held June 13-15. The donation helped the group cover costs of the event, which brought about 400 Rotarians from the District – which stretches from Flint, Michigan, to Collingwood, ON, to the area.

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Bruce Power donates $10,000 to Lucknow’s Music in the Fields

Bruce Power donated $10,000 to the Lucknow Kinsmen's annual Music in the Fields, which runs Aug. 22 and 23 this year. Learn more at www.musicinthefields.ca.

Dwight Irwin, middle, Bruce Power Corporate Affairs, recently presented $10,000 to the Lucknow Kinsmen for its annual Music in the Fields country music event, which runs Aug. 22 and 23. All proceeds from the event are invested back into the Lucknow and area communities. Learn more and get tickets at www.musicinthefields.ca.

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Bruce Power donates $5,000 to Kincardine Scottish Festival

Rob Liddle, Bruce Power's Manager of Community Relations, right, receives a plaque from Kincardine Scottish Festival chair Marion Fink. Bruce Power sponsored this year's event for $5,000.

Rob Liddle, Bruce Power’s Manager of Community Relations, right, receives a plaque from Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games chair Marion Fink. Bruce Power sponsored this year’s event for $5,000.

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Bruce Power supports Grey Bruce One World Festival

Bruce Power’s Development Student, Heather Poechman, third left, presents a cheque for $5,000 to Barb Balderston, left, May Ip, and Colleen Purdon, all are members of the Inclusive Communities Committee of Grey and  Bruce.

Heather Poechman, Bruce Power Development Student, third from left, presents a cheque for $5,000 to Barb Balderston, left, May Ip and Colleen Purdon, who all are members of the Inclusive Communities Committee of Grey and Bruce.

Bruce Power recently donated $5,000 to the Grey Bruce One World Festival, held on May 23 at the Market Square in downtown Owen Sound.

Many local residents, community schools and groups turned out for the fourth annual festival, which celebrates the rich diversity in Grey and Bruce counties and uncovers the talents and abilities of its neighbours – through performances by local singers, schoolchildren, drama students, dancers, drummers, storytellers, musicians and puppeteers — and presentations by an array of area agencies, and cultural groups. Children also participated in crafts and activities.

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