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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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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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Bruce Power Charity Golf Tournament raises $125,400 for local hospitals

Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power President and CEO, and Peggy Zeppieri, Physician Recruitment, present a $125,400 cheque to Paul Rosebush, President and CEO of the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, and Lance Thurston, the CEO for Grey Bruce Health Services. The hospitals have shared over $1.1 million in funds from the 13 years of the charity golf tournament.

Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power President and CEO, and Peggy Zeppieri, Physician Recruitment, present a $125,400 cheque to Paul Rosebush, President and CEO of the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, and Lance Thurston, the CEO for Grey Bruce Health Services. The hospitals have shared over $1.1 million in funds from the 13 years of the charity golf tournament.

TIVERTON, ON – August 25, 2014 – Bruce Power’s annual Charity Golf Tournament raised over $125,400 for local hospital foundations.

The Kincardine Hospital Foundation and the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation will share the proceeds at the annual golf tournament, which was held at Saugeen Golf Club, on Aug. 15. The tournament has now raised more than $1.1 million for the local hospital foundations over 13 years.

The money is earmarked for mammography equipment for the imaging department and upgrades to the surgical department in Kincardine, while Saugeen will purchase a coagulation analyzer, which provides diagnostic prevention from potential heart attack-inducing blood clots.

“Bruce Power thanks everyone who plays in our Charity Golf Tournament, because they are making an enormous contribution to the quality of life for all Bruce County residents,” said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power President and CEO. “To have eclipsed the $1 million mark is a testament to the success of the tournament and also the giving nature of our employees and suppliers who take part each year.”

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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Bruce Power receives another positive report card from nuclear regulator

TIVERTON, ON – Aug. 19, 2014 – Bruce Power has once again received positive marks from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) in its annual report card looking at 2013, which focuses on all aspects of the company’s operations.
 
The regulator’s report card gives Bruce Power’s Conventional Health and Safety program, which achieved 15 million hours without a Lost Time Injury last year and Security functions the highest available marks of ‘Fully Satisfactory,’ while 11 other aspects of the company were deemed ‘Satisfactory’ for the third year in a row.
 
The CNSC has compared these marks to grades of A+ and A respectively in previous media reports.
 
“While we are pleased with this report card, good will never be good enough in our business which focuses on continuous improvement. World-class nuclear operators like Bruce Power are constantly looking for ways they can be better in all areas of their business,” said Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO. “We continue to focus on improving our operation, while safely and reliably producing clean, low-cost electricity for the province.”
 
Bruce Power also continues to focus on sharing information with the public about its operations, using new, innovative communications tools as part of its commitment to openness. Yesterday, the company released new videos on its website focusing on emergency preparedness and ‘myth busting’ on radiation.
 
Last week, Bruce Power launched a new version of its innovative App for the iPhone, which is also available for the iPad. The company remains committed to using a wide range of tools to engage with the public on its operations to maintain public confidence.
 
In January, President & CEO Duncan Hawthorne held a telephone town hall across region, where 11,000 people participated to discuss the performance of Bruce Power in 2013. Hawthorne appears before the CNSC on Wednesday, Aug. 20, to discuss Bruce Power’s 2013 report card. The CNSC hearing will be webcast for any interested member of the public to watch online atwww.nuclearsafety.gc.ca.
 
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
24-hour Duty Media Officer      519-361-6161
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Bruce Power awards 100 post-secondary scholarships

Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power President and CEO, handed out the $500 Bruce Power Scholarships to students in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties on Friday, Aug. 15.

Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power President and CEO, handed out the $500 Bruce Power Scholarships to students in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties on Friday, Aug. 15.

TIVERTON, ON – August 15, 2014 – One-hundred post-secondary school students have received a $500 boost for their education from Bruce Power.

Recipients of the annual Bruce Power Scholarship were recognized at a breakfast on Friday, Aug. 15, at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre. Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s President and CEO, presented those in attendance with their certificates and $500 during the event.

“Bruce Power is proud to play a role in the post-secondary education of these impressive students from Bruce, Grey and Huron counties,” Hawthorne said. “Our Scholarship Committee had a very difficult job of picking only 100 winners from an unbelievable crop of over 300 applicants.”

The selection committee was comprised of 10 Bruce Power employees from a variety of departments and levels. The applications were reviewed with system-generated reference numbers to remove any name, location or other potential biases, and all personal information was removed to ensure anonymity.

Click here to see the full list of scholarship winners.

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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