Ontario's Nuclear Advantage
Ontario’s Nuclear Advantage
Cobalt-60 powers Gamma Knife, saves lives
Traci was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour and, thanks to the Cobalt-60 provided by Bruce Power and Ontario's nuclear industry, she was treated by the Gamma Knife, a less-invasive method for treating brain cancer. In this extended version of our 30-second commercial, oncologists discuss the importance of medical isotopes to cancer treatment in Ontario, Canada and around the world.
Cambridge MPP Belinda Karahalios supports ATS and Bruce Power
Following the ATS grand opening announcement on September 12, 2018, Cambridge MPP Belinda Karahalios delivered a strong statement in support of Bruce Power in the Ontario Legislature.
Bruce Power Life-Extension Project boosting local economy
The Bruce Power Life-Extension Project, which will allow the site to run through to 2064, is seeing nuclear suppliers open local offices. This will bring new families to the area and create jobs locally. Watch this video, courtesy the County of Bruce and the Economic Development and Innovation Initiative.
MPPs support Bruce Power in Ontario Legislature
Members of Provincial Parliament from all parties have shown their support for Bruce Power and nuclear electricity during the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan consultation process.
Bruce Power to operate through 2064
The Government of Ontario released its Long-Term Energy Plan on Oct. 26, 2017, which outlined the future of the electricity sector in the province. The policy reconfirmed that Bruce Power, and nuclear, will play an important role in the province’s energy sector for decades, and major projects such as Bruce Power's Life-Extension Program are important to ensuring a reliable source of clean, low-cost electricity for decades.
2016 Annual Report
Bruce Power takes seriously its role as a provider of low-cost, carbon-free and reliable electricity. Learn more about Bruce Power and read its 2016 Annual Report at brucepower.com.
Know Your Electricity Bill
Electricity bills are the subject of a great deal of discussion and debate in Ontario right now, and Bruce Power takes seriously its role as a provider of low-cost electricity. Learn more about your bill in this video.
Bruce Power keeping the lights years after the 2003 Blackout
Bruce Power was there for you on Aug. 14, 2003, and has been every day since. After investing $7 billion private dollars into the Bruce A facility, Bruce Power now provides twice as much electricity as it did before the blackout of 2003 - 30% of the Ontario's power annually.
BRIMS tool a first-of-a-kind for nuclear industry
Bruce Power and its partners have developed a new tool that will change the way CANDU reactors will be maintained and retubed. The innovative BRIMS tool will help Bruce Power and other CANDU operators to overcome many of the challenges they face during planned maintenance outages.
Cobalt-60 powers the Gamma Knife
Bruce Power produces medical isotopes that keep hospitals clean and safe, while treating brain tumour patients, like Traci.
Nuclear plants produce Cobalt-60, save lives
Bruce Power is a producer of Cobalt-60, which is used to sterilize medical devices and treat brain tumours, saving lives around the world.
Behind the Bill
Learn about how low-cost nuclear electricity keeps prices low for Ontario families.
Gamma Knife technology saves lives
The newest treatment for brain tumours is the innovative Gamma Knife, which beams radiation directly into impacted areas. Bruce Power provides the Cobalt-60 needed for the Gamma Knife technology that is saving lives every day.
A Career in Nuclear
Ana Aquino de Colley came to Canada from Mexico in 2004. She began a career on the shop floor with a Bruce Power supplier based in Ontario. Thanks to hard work, and a secure job due to past and future nuclear refurbishment projects on the Bruce Power site, Ana has moved into a supervisory position and has a long, secure future ahead.
Matthew used to suffer through asthma attacks during smog days. Thanks to carbon-free, Bruce Power nuclear, which provided 70% of the electricity Ontario needed to shut down all its coal plants, Matthew can be a kid again.
Bruce Power, Plug n Drive release iPad app
Bruce Power and Plug n Drive have released an updated iPhone App that outlines the benefits of an electrified transportation system. The App outlines the different types of electric vehicles, shows the charging stations in Ontario, and the interactive calculator teaches users the economic and environmental benefits of electric vehicles.
Providing a clean electricity future
Nuclear power - including the 30% of Ontario's energy that Bruce Power supplies - creates zero carbon emissions, cleaning the air we breathe.
iPhone and iPad App
Bruce Power's iPad and iPhone Apps help users understand how they use electricity and how Ontario's energy supply mix works. Bruce Power provides 30% of Ontario's power and keeps costs low for families and the air we breathe clean, through carbon-free power generation.
What is Radiation?
<p>Radiation is a naturally occuring element that is often feared without reason. Learn more about the myths of radiation through these short videos. </p>
Myths of Radiation
<p>Dr. Doug Boreham explains some misconceptions of radiation and how we're surrounded by it every day.</p>
Personal Protection from Radiation
<p>Radiation workers use special personal protective equipment to ensure they return home safely to their family each and every night.</p>
Radiation and Cancer
<p>Canada's nuclear industry creates medical isotopes that help treat cancer. Dr. Doug Boreham explains how radiation saves lives.</p>
Health concerns from Fukushima
<p>The March 11, 2011, event at Japan's Fukushima nuclear facility resulted in much misinformation. Dr. Doug Boreham explains the real effects of Fukushima.</p>
Exercise Huron Resolve - Day 5 recap
Exercise Huron Resolve wraps up with a fifth day of emergency response training for over 30 organizations and hundreds of people.
Exercise Huron Resolve - Day 4 Recap
On Day 4 of the mock scenario, the Emergency Management Centre was relocated to our secondary facility in Kincardine. As well, the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre and Municipal Emergency Operations Centre were fully activated.
Exercise Huron Resolve - Day 3 recap
In Day 3 of the mock scenario, the Shift Manager at Bruce A makes the proactive decision to deploy Emergency Mitigating Equipment to the station.
Exercise Huron Resolve - Day 2 recap
<p>Day 2 of Exercise Huron Resolve saw the mock emergency situation take a serious turn, with a multi-unit emergency at Bruce Power\'s stations. Kincardine\'s fire department, paramedics and police also joined Bruce Power in a mock transportation incident, which allowed for practice in dealing with potential radiation hazards at an accident scene. </p>
Exercise Huron Resolve - Day 1 recap
<p>Exercise Huron Resolve began on Oct. 3 and will continue through Oct. 7, involving 30 municipal, provincial and federal government agencies, including Bruce Power. Over 500 people are involved in the mock emergency scenario. </p>
Emergency Preparedness at Bruce Power
<p>Bruce Power has made numerous upgrades on its already in-depth emergency response and preparedness capabilities on site. Learn more about how the company continues to apply lessons learned from the Fukushima event of 2011.</p>
Potassium Iodide distribution enhancement
<p>Bruce Power has taken a leadership role in providing potassium iodide (KI) tablets to residents who live within 10 kilometres of our facility. This mandate, done in cooperation with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, was completed in the summer of 2015, while the program will continue into the future.</p>
<p>In October 2012, Bruce Power was one of many participants in a provincial exercise called Huron Challenge--Trillium Resolve. Many members of our staff worked tirelessly in preparation for this exercise, which gave us the tools to be better prepared for any external hazards that Bruce Power may face in the future. </p>
Emergency Preparedness Upgrades Continue
<p>Frank Saunders, Bruce Power\'s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, discusses the post-Fukushima enhancements that continue to be made at the world\'s largest operating nuclear facility.</p>