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Bruce Power is committed to open and timely communications. Here you will find all current and archived media releases dating back to our formation in May 2001.

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Agreement between Bruce Power and B&W Canada to benefit Ontario with more jobs and economic activity

Bruce Power's agreement with B&W Canada is signed.

Bruce Power’s agreement with B&W Canada is signed.

 

Ontario's Minister of Energy The Hon. Bob Chiarelli speaks at the announcement between Bruce Power and B&W Canada, which will positively impact jobs and the economy for years to come.

Ontario’s Minister of Energy The Hon. Bob Chiarelli speaks at the announcement between Bruce Power and B&W Canada, which will positively impact jobs and the economy for years to come.

Duncan Hawthorne speaks at the press conference announcing Bruce Power's agreement with B&W Canada.

Duncan Hawthorne speaks at the press conference announcing Bruce Power’s agreement with B&W Canada.

TIVERTON, ON – November 27, 2014 – Bruce Power has forged a $300 million agreement with B&W Canada, which will see the Cambridge company supply important services for all Bruce Power units, to meet the company’s ongoing operational needs.

The agreement will allow B&W Canada to continue to be a major employer, providing highly skilled jobs within the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge Region, while also supporting the affordable production of electricity from Bruce Power.

“This agreement is a win-win for all involved, securing jobs and injecting millions into Ontario’s economy,” said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our relationship with B&W is strong and they are a key player in helping Bruce Power to provide safe, low-cost, reliable power to every third home, school and business in the province.”

The contract includes engineering, tooling development, skilled trades training and site work execution.

“We’re a proud, long-term supplier to Bruce Power, dating back to 1977 when we supplied the site’s first steam generators,” said John MacQuarrie, President, B&W Canada. “This award represents our continued commitment to supplying Bruce Power with trusted solutions that support the production of safe, clean, affordable power for Ontario.”

B&W Canada and Bruce Power participated in an official signing ceremony on Nov. 27, which was attended by Ontario’s Minister of Energy The Honorable Bob Chiarelli, Cambridge MPP Kathryn McGarry, community leaders and staff.

“This announcement is a demonstration of the positive economic impact the Bruce Power site has on the Cambridge community, by creating jobs and investment in the area. Output from Bruce Power is an affordable source of electricity and important to the economy in southwestern Ontario,” McGarry said.

Work associated with the award of this contract will commence in January 2015 and is expected to carry out into 2020. It also provides a foundation to be expanded as Bruce Power proceeds with extending the lives of its units as outlined in Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.

About B&W

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., The Babcock & Wilcox Company is a leader in clean energy technology and services, primarily for the nuclear, fossil and renewable power markets, as well as a premier advanced technology and mission critical defense contractor. B&W has locations worldwide and employs approximately 11,600 people, in addition to joint venture employees throughout the world. Learn more at www.babcock.com.

For further information, please contact:

John Peevers – 519-361-6583 – john.peevers@brucepower.com

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Bruce Power and Asthma Society of Canada release emissions report

140411 Clean Air Ontario - Cover

TIVERTON, ONNov. 25, 2014 Bruce Power and the Asthma Society of Canada have released a co-authored report on Ontario’s improved air emissions, which outlines the important role Bruce Power nuclear plays in meeting the province’s climate change targets while improving air quality for Ontario’s most vulnerable residents.

‘Clean Air Ontario’ outlines the impact of the world’s reliance on greenhouse gas-heavy energy sources such as coal, which have contributed to poor air quality and poor human health. Ontario’s success in shutting down coal plants – mainly through the refurbishment of Bruce Power Units 1-4 over the past decade – is an example of how jurisdictions can meet energy demands while improving human health and quality of life.

In the 1990s, when Bruce A’s four nuclear units were shut down by the former Ontario Hydro, coal-fired generation rose from 12 per cent in 1995 to 29 per cent of the province’s energy supply mix in 2000. This resulted in a high number of summer smog days and increased lung-health problems, including asthma exacerbations.

“The return of carbon-free nuclear electricity generation has meant significantly fewer summer smog days in the Greater Toronto Area since 2005, when the area experienced 48 such days, as compared to none in 2014,” said Dr. Rob Oliphant, President and CEO, Asthma Society of Canada. “Ontario’s improved air quality correlates with the province’s increased reliance on Bruce Power’s carbon-free nuclear energy and the phasing out of coal. Every step we take towards a cleaner electricity supply mix and a reduced reliance on fossil fuels for energy and transportation, the better the air quality in the province. As we reduce carbon emissions with the help of Bruce Power, we increase the quality of life for our residents, especially those who suffer with asthma.”

Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s President and CEO, said clean, reliable and carbon-free nuclear energy is integral to the future of Ontario’s electrical system.

“Over the past 11 years, Bruce Power has invested over $7 billion in its eight reactors to ensure the province has access to reliable and carbon-free nuclear power,” Hawthorne said. “This has allowed the province to end its dependency on coal, which has resulted in cleaner air and healthier communities for our families.”

To read Clean Air Ontario visit www.brucepower.com/clean-air-ontario.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.

About the Asthma Society of Canada

The Asthma Society of Canada (ASC) is a national, charitable, volunteer-supported organization solely devoted to enhancing the quality of life and health for people living with asthma and associated allergies through education and research. Since its inception in 1974, the ASC provides a variety of asthma education and awareness programs, funds many research projects (to gain a better understanding of the disease and how it can be better managed) and has gained a reputation for providing high-quality asthma education and information to Canadians.

For further information, please contact:

John Peevers – 519-361-6583 – john.peevers@brucepower.com

Noah Farber – 416-787-4050 x100

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Agencies to test emergency text messages and radio broadcasts

TIVERTON, ONNov. 24, 2014 – Bruce Power, in partnership with The Municipality of Kincardine and TELUS, will be testing enhancements to the municipality’s emergency public alerting system at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26. At that time, the company will share recorded messages through local radio broadcasts and free text messages.

“Bruce Power is pleased to be working with both the municipality and TELUS to test this innovative technology that can be used to communicate with residents during emergency situations,” said Brian Hilbers, Chief Legal Officer and Vice President, Emergency Management.

“While we have jointly developed this capability to meet our own Safety First requirements at Bruce Power, we believe this system will also be of great benefit to the municipality for more likely occurrences such as extreme weather,” added Hilbers.

The two radio stations involved in the test, MyFM 95.5 based in Kincardine and 98 The Beach in Saugeen Shores, will be participating as a public service. In addition, TELUS wireless subscribers within about 10 kilometres of the Bruce Power site will receive the free SMS messages.

“TELUS is pleased to work with Bruce Power and the Municipality of Kincardine on this project to alert our customers via text messages in the event of an emergency,” said Chris Langdon, TELUS Vice-President of Consumer Products & Services. “Mobile text alerts are a very quick and effective way to share critical information with the public in an emergency, where seconds can count. Our hope and expectation is that we will learn valuable lessons from this test about how alerts can help people keep themselves safe.”

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.’’

 

About Telus

TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $11.8 billion of annual revenue and 13.5 million customer connections, including 8.0 million wireless subscribers, 3.2 million wireline network access lines, 1.45 million Internet subscribers and 888,000 TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada’s largest healthcare IT provider.

For more information please contact:

Bruce Power – John Peevers, Investor & Media Relations Manager – 519-361-6583

The Municipality of Kincardine – Roberta Trelford, Community Emergency Management Coordinator – 519-396-2141 ext. 4

 

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Nordion and Bruce Power sign long-term contract to supply Cobalt-60 for clean, safe hospitals

Bruce Power and Nordion announced a 14-year extension of their contract today, which will see the nuclear company continue to supply Nordion with Cobalt-60, which is used to sterilize medical instruments. Attending the announcement in Ottawa today were (l-r) Scott McIntosh, President of Nordion, Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power President and CEO, Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy, and Dr. Sanjay Acharya, of Carlton Queensway Hospital. Learn more at www.cleannuclearpowersafehospitals.com.

Bruce Power and Nordion announced a 14-year extension of their contract today, which will see the nuclear company continue to supply Nordion with Cobalt-60, which is used to sterilize medical instruments. Attending the announcement in Ottawa today were (l-r) Scott McIntosh, President of Nordion, Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power President and CEO, Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy, and Dr. Sanjay Acharya, of Queensway Carlton Hospital. Learn more at www.cleannuclearpowersafehospitals.com.

OTTAWA, Nov. 14, 2014 – Nordion, a business unit of Sterigenics International LLC, is pleased to announce it has signed a multi-year agreement up to an additional 14-years with long-time partner Bruce Power, operator of the largest nuclear facility in the world, to provide a long-term supply of Cobalt-60 that will support health care around the world.

Cobalt-60 makes an invaluable contribution to the health care industry and is used to sterilize approximately 40 per cent of all single-use medical devices and equipment produced globally.

“In today’s world, where spread of disease is discussed daily, we are reminded how critical it is to have sterile medical products to mitigate risk to patients and the health care community,” said Scott McIntosh, President, Gamma Technologies and Corporate Services, Nordion. “This agreement signifies the value and importance that Bruce Power and Nordion place on ensuring the long-term, stable supply of Cobalt-60 for the sterilization industry and our customers.”

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates more than 640,000 major surgeries are performed each day around the world. Sterilized disposable medical products are used in virtually all of these procedures. Cobalt-60 is supplied to the over 200 gamma irradiators in 55 countries that sterilize surgical gloves, gowns, masks, syringes, sutures, catheters, pharmaceuticals, implants and tissue, as well as several products used in the food and consumer products industries (Source: International Atomic Energy Agency).

“Bruce Power is committed to not only playing a role in providing a reliable source of affordable, clean electricity over the long-term, but securing the world’s largest source of Cobalt-60 from our Bruce B units” said Duncan Hawthorne, President & CEO, Bruce Power. “While we are signing a long-term agreement today, our commitment is to ensure we continue to supply Cobalt-60 to Nordion as we extend the lives of our units for decades to come so they can support both the needs of a modern health care system, while providing Ontario families and businesses affordable electricity,” added Hawthorne.

If Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP) was fully implemented, including the life extension and refurbishment of the Bruce B units, these units would operate until approximately 2060. By moving forward with Bruce Power’s role in the LTEP, the supply of both Cobalt-60 and electricity could be secured for the long-term. Bruce Power provides nearly a third of Ontario’s electricity from its 8-unit facility in Southwestern Ontario at a cost of 30 per cent below the average cost of electricity in the province. Ontario’s LTEP has earmarked 6,300 MW of output from the Bruce Power site to meet the supply needs of Ontario for decades to come that will be enabled through a multi-year investment program to renew the site.

“Ontario has developed a nuclear power industry with an international reputation for safety, innovation and excellence – and an impressive history of supporting jobs at home,” said Hon. Bob Chiarelli, Ontario’s Minister of Energy and MPP (Ottawa West-Nepean). “Today’s announcement underscores the important contribution nuclear technology makes in our province.”

For more information about Cobalt-60, and Nordion’s partnership with Bruce Power, visit www.cleannuclearpowersafehospitals.com.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.

About Nordion

Nordion Inc. provides market-leading products used for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. We are a leading provider of medical isotopes and gamma technologies that benefit the lives of millions of people around the world. Our products are used daily by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical-device manufacturers, hospitals, clinics and research laboratories. Nordion supplies products to approximately 500 customers across more than 40 countries around the globe. Our parent company, Sterigenics International LLC, is the global leader in contract sterilization and ionization services for the medical devices, food safety and high performance/specialty materials industries serving customers around the world. Find out more at www.nordion.com and follow us at twitter.com/NordionInc.

 

Media Contacts

Shelley Maclean, Nordion – (613) 592-3400 x2414 – shelley.maclean@nordion.com

John Peevers, Bruce Power – (519) 361-6583 – john.peevers@brucepower.com

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Bruce Power employees raise over $15,000 for Helmets to Hardhats

Bruce Power employee Laszlo Santha, a Sergeant with the Grey and Simcoe Foresters in Owen Sound, helped collect donations from employees and contractors on Oct. 30, in honour of fallen soldiers Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo. Bruce Power employees raised over $15,000, with more to come in yet, for Helmets to Hardhats, a non-profit organization which helps Canadian veterans and reservists transition to civilian life by offering apprenticeship opportunities in the building trades.

Bruce Power employee Laszlo Santha, a Sergeant with the Grey and Simcoe Foresters in Owen Sound, helped collect donations from employees and contractors on Oct. 30, in honour of fallen soldiers Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo. Bruce Power employees raised over $15,000, with more to come in yet, for Helmets to Hardhats, a non-profit organization which helps Canadian veterans and reservists transition to civilian life by offering apprenticeship opportunities in the building trades.

TIVERTON, ON – Oct. 30, 2014 – After the death of two members of Canada’s Armed Forces last week, Bruce Power employees rallied together to raise over $15,000 in support of our troops, with more money to be counted.

On Thursday, Bruce Power employees opened their hearts and wallets to honour the service and memories of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo, who were killed in two separate incidents last week. The $15,000 raised will go to Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) Canada, a non-profit organization which helps Canadian veterans and reservists transition to civilian life by offering apprenticeship opportunities in the building trades.

“I’m proud that Bruce Power’s employees have once again given generously to an organization that plays such an integral role in the lives of our veterans and reservists,” said Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO of Bruce Power. “Helmets to Hardhats does important work, providing apprenticeships to veterans and reservists who bravely represent our country.”

Gregory Matte, Executive Director of Helmets to Hardhats, said the program has helped about 475 Canadian Armed Forces veterans over the past two years with their transition into either a skilled trades apprenticeship or employment opportunity.

“We are extremely grateful to the employees of Bruce Power,” Matte said. “This unsolicited act of generous support to the program is exceptional, and will most certainly contribute to assisting more vets and reservists in their transition into a rewarding new career in the building trades. We look forward to our first H2H apprentice working on the Bruce site.”

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.

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Economic Impact Study outlines role Bruce Power plays on low prices, Ontario’s economy

TIVERTON, ON – Oct. 17, 2014 –Today, a coalition of respected business, economic development, trades and union leaders released an Economic Impact Study on the positive role the Bruce Power site plays in the province.

‘Affordable Power. Jobs & Growth.’ highlights the positive impact Bruce Power’s eight nuclear units, which supply about one-third of Ontario’s electricity while producing no carbon emissions, have on keeping power prices stable and low, while providing a major boost to the province’s economy.

The study, which was released during the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario’s annual conference, outlines the importance of refurbishing Bruce Power’s remaining six units, which will ensure the long-term stability of power prices and create thousands of jobs, increase Ontario’s tax revenue and boost economic growth for decades to come.

The study was jointly authored by the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario, Southwest Economic Alliance, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, The Society of Energy Professionals, the Power Workers’ Union and Bruce Power.

“Securing the future of the Bruce Power site means creating and sustaining 18,000 jobs and $4 billion in economic activity per year, capturing investments in operational equipment, supplies, materials, and labour income for workers and their families in communities throughout southwestern Ontario and beyond.”

Patrick Dillon, Business Manager, Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario  

“The current investment and operation program at Bruce Power projects a contribution of 15,000 jobs and $3 billion annually into our economy. This is critical for southwestern Ontario. Not only will Bruce Power create economic activity directly, it will play a key role by providing affordable electricity to families and businesses across the province.” Serge Lavoie, President, Southwest Economic Alliance

“Over the last 12 years, we have worked closely with Bruce Power to create economic opportunities for our manufacturers in the province, and the company’s $7 billion investment program has been, and will continue to be, a major boost to the province. While these projects will have significant economic impacts, they will also continue to provide Ontarians with affordable, reliable electricity, which is important to our manufacturing sector in particular.” Ian Howcroft, Vice-President, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Ontario

“The nuclear industry – and particularly our members who have worked on the Bruce site – has experience building, maintaining and refurbishing reactors for power generation. Operations and renewal of the Bruce Power nuclear fleet has the potential to sustain many high-quality jobs through 2050 and beyond, if plans for refurbishment are realized. Jobs within this industry last five to 50 years, and are well paid and knowledge rich.” Don MacKinnon, President, Power Workers’ Union

“The Bruce Power site provides long-term jobs in the areas of skilled trades, engineering and professionals. By refurbishing the six remaining Bruce Power units, the people of Ontario will be guaranteed stable, affordable electricity from the site and thousands of direct and indirect jobs for decades.” Scott Travers, President, Society of Energy Professionals

“The Economic Impact Study factually outlines how Bruce Power’s role is a ‘one-two punch’ for our province to achieve balance in generating affordable, stable electricity prices for Ontario families and businesses on the one hand, while securing investment that will be a key source of job creation and economic growth for the province on the other.” Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power President and CEO

Here is a link to the full study: http://www.brucepower.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/140368_EconomicImpactStudy-5med.pdf

For further information, please contact:

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters – Ian Howcroft – 1-800-268-9684 x3256

Southwest Economic Alliance – Serge Lavoie – 519-859-7763

Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario – Pat Dillon – 416-679-8887

Power Workers’ Union – Don MacKinnon – 416-481-7115

Society of Energy Professionals – Scott Travers – 416-979-2709 x5002

Bruce Power – John Peevers – 519-361-6583

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Bruce Power to invest $86 million into Unit 5 during planned maintenance outage

TIVERTON, ON – Oct. 6, 2014 –One of the world’s top-performing CANDU reactors is now receiving $86.7 million worth of planned maintenance, after a 516-day continuous run.

Bruce Power’s Unit 5 was safely removed from service on Friday, Oct. 3, for the planned outage, which is scheduled for 50 days. About 400 temporary workers have been hired for the outage.

“Unit 5 has completed yet another impressive run of continuous operation, running without fail for the people of Ontario since its last planned maintenance outage in early-2013,” said Brian O’Grady, Senior Vice President, Bruce B. “Bruce Power’s $86 million investment in this planned maintenance outage will set up Unit 5 well for another long stretch of providing safe, reliable and carbon-free energy to the people of Ontario.”

Bruce Power will also harvest about 25 rods of Cobalt-60 from the Unit 5 reactor during the outage. The Cobalt-60 will be used by Ottawa-based Nordion to sanitize medical instruments to help maintain public safety in our hospitals, O’Grady added. Bruce Power is the largest supplier of Cobalt-60 in Ontario.

To learn more about Unit 5, as well as the history of Bruce Power, watch our Guide to Bruce Power video at http://www.brucepower.com/about-us/guide-to-bruce-power/.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.

For further information, please contact:

Bruce Power: John Peevers – 519-361-6583 – john.peevers@brucepower.com

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Bruce Power’s Unit 5 surpasses 500 days of continuous service

TIVERTON, ON – Sept. 17, 2014 – Bruce Power’s Unit 5 reached 500 days of uninterrupted service today.

The Bruce B unit, which is one of the world’s top-rated pressurized heavy water reactors, surpassed the 500-day mark, which is one of the longest runs of continuous operation in company history.

“Unit 5 has been an absolute all-star for the people of Ontario since its last planned maintenance outage,” said Brian O’Grady, Senior Vice President, Bruce B. “The reliability of the unit has been second-to-none, which is a testament to our employees who work hard to maintain and operate these reactors to such high standards. By providing a reliable source of cost-effective and carbon-free nuclear electricity, the people of Ontario benefit from Unit 5’s long run as well.”

Three of Bruce B’s four units have surpassed 500 days of continuous operation since Bruce Power was formed in 2001, O’Grady added. Unit 8 holds the Bruce site record of 580 days of continuous operation.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates one of the world’s largest nuclear sites and is the source of roughly 25 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among TransCanada, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers’ Union and Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.

For further information, please contact:

John Peevers    519-361-6583     john.peevers@brucepower.com

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Bruce Power receives highest level of recognition by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

TIVERTON, ON – Sept. 10, 2014 – Bruce Power has been awarded a gold level certification from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) for excellence in Aboriginal Relations.

This is the highest level of recognition offered by the CCAB and Bruce Power is one of only 12 companies in Canada to receive the designation.

“We’re honoured and humbled by this recognition and profoundly grateful to the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business for its recognition of our efforts,” said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s President and CEO. “This designation carries with it a great responsibility to build upon the work we’ve already done with our Aboriginal employees and the Aboriginal communities whose territories we operate within.”

The Progressive Aboriginal Relations program is a comprehensive initiative offered by the CCAB that supports improvement and best practices in Aboriginal relations. The gold designation indicates that certified companies are good business partners; great places to work, and are committed to prosperity in Aboriginal communities.

“Bruce Power’s continued participation in the Progressive Aboriginal Relations program reflects its commitment to building lasting Aboriginal relationships,” said J.P. Gladu, President and CEO of the CCAB. “The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business congratulates Bruce Power and looks forward to its continued success and our shared goal for the betterment of all our communities.”

Bruce Power submitted its application earlier this year, the details of which were verified by an independent third party. Its outcomes and initiatives in four performance areas – employment, business development, community investment and community engagement – were reviewed by a jury of Aboriginal business people.

To learn more about the CCAB visit www.ccab.com. To learn more about Bruce Power’s Aboriginal Relations program, visit www.brucepower.com/community/aboriginal-relations.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates one of the world’s largest nuclear sites and is the source of roughly 25 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among TransCanada, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers’ Union and Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.

For further information, please contact:

Bruce Power

John Peevers    519-361-6583     john.peevers@brucepower.com

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Chris Allicock    Office – 416-319-8003 Cell: 416-694-3131 chris@amberlight.ca

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Win free electricity for a year in Bruce Power contest

TIVERTON, ON – August 26, 2014 – Bruce Power is once again offering people a chance to win free electricity for a year.

The contest features Bruce Power’s Cost and Clean Air, Energy Conservation and Electric Vehicle Calculators and Ontario residents become eligible after correctly answering three questions using the calculators, which are available on our iPad and iPhone apps, as well as brucepower.com.

“Our contest was a huge hit last year in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties, so we decided to open it up to all Ontarians this year,” said James Scongack, Bruce Power’s Vice President, Corporate Affairs. “It also gives us a great opportunity to introduce people to our three calculators, which use real data to show how clean, reliable and cost-effective Bruce Power nuclear is when compared to other forms of electricity being used in the province.”

To enter the contest, which runs through to Sept. 21 at 5 p.m., visit contest.brucepower.com. The iPad and iPhone apps can be downloaded through the App Store, while the calculators are also available online at www.brucepower.com.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 25 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among TransCanada, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers’ Union and Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.

For further information, please contact:

John Peevers – 519-361-6583 – john.peevers@brucepower.com

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