Events

NWMO “Information Centres” for Central Huron March 26 & 27

On-line Workshops About Nuclear Waste |  February 5th – March 1st

Tuesdays @ noon, Fridays @ 2 pm EST

Nuclear Waste On-line is a series of on-line presentations throughout February 2013 about nuclear waste  Weekly workshops provide an introduction to nuclear waste in Canada, an overview of how nuclear facilities are regulated, a outline of proposals for the deep burial of nuclear waste, and a comparison of different country approaches to assessing nuclear waste burial proposals. Twice per week, February 5 to March 1. Join us!

See details at http://www.knownuclearwaste.ca/webinars_videos.html. Pre-registration is not required – you will be asked for your name and email as you enter the workshop – but you are encouraged to visit www.anytime.com/Northwatch in advance to become familiar with the system.

Webinars will be at noon each Tuesday and 2 pm each Friday throughout February; the on-line conference will be open between 10 a.m. and 10:30 the day of each workshop for first-time users to take a trial run.

February  5th & 18th: Nuclear Waste: Top Ten Things to Know. An introduction
February 12th and 15th: Safe by What Standard? How nuclear facilities are regulated in Canada
February 19th and 22nd: Burying Trouble: Deep Geological Repositories for Nuclear Waste
February 26 & March 1st: Judging Geological Repositories: How Different Countries Evaluate Nuclear Waste Burial  Proposals

Register in advance or sign-in at the time of the webinar at www.anytime.com/Northwatch

Radioactive Waste Burial Public Meeting

REACH Centre, Clinton, Ontario – Saturday, February 9th, 2  – 4 pm

The public is invited to attend a workshop on proposals to bury nuclear waste in Huron County. The presentation “Deep Trouble: Nuclear  Waste  Burial in the Great Lakes Basin” will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 9 in the Banquet room at the REACH Centre, 169 Beach Street, Clinton, ON.  The presentation by Brennain Lloyd (Northwatch) and John Jackson (Great Lakes United) will be followed by an open discussion.  Sponsored by the Huron National Farmers Union Local 335 and the Huron District of the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario.  The Nuclear Waste Management Organization was invited to send a presenter but has not responded.  For more information contact Tony McQuail, 519-528-2493

Nuclear Waste: Safe by What Standard?
An Overview of How Nuclear Facilities are Regulated in Canada

Wednesday, November 21 , 7 – 9 pm
Join us for light refreshments at 6:30 pm
White River Seniors Harmony Club

Thursday, November 22 , 7 – 9 pm
Join us for light refreshments at 6:30 pm
Hornepayne Royal Canadian Legion Branch 194

A presentation by Theresa McClenaghan
Executive Direction and Senior Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association

A brief overview by Northwatch of the current effort by the nuclear industry’s site selection process underway for a burial location all of Canada’s high level nuclear fuel waste will be followed by a presentation by Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director and Senior Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association on how nuclear facilities are regulated. The presentation and following discussion will address how nuclear projects are reviewed, how standards are set, and how regulations relate to the protection of human health and the environment.

Presented by Northwatch and the Canadian Environmental Law Association.

 

November 8th to 13th

MP Bruce Hyer to Launch Nuclear Waste Tour

Independent MP to consult communities that could see 50,000 tonnes of radioactive waste

OTTAWA – Independent Member of Parliament Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay–Superior North) is launching a series of town hall style meetings in communities along likely transportation corridors for much of Canada’s nuclear wastes, mostly accumulated radioactive fuel bundles used to generate electricity. See October 26th news release here 

Thursday, November 8, 7 to 9 pm –  The Robert McLauglin Gallery, 72 Queen Street, Oshawa
Saturday, November 10, 2 to 4 pm – The Museum on Tower Hill, 17 George Street, Parry Sound
Monday, November 12, 7 to 9 pm – St. Andrew’s Place, 4th Floor Resource Room, 111 Larch Street, Sudbury
Tuesday, November 13, 7 to 9 pm – Essar  Hall, Room M1030 Sault College, 443 Northern Avenue East, Sault Ste. Marie

Mr. Hyer has indicated that organizations will be given 15 minutes to make their presentations, and individuals will be allowed 5 minutes. Limited display space will be available to share information with meeting attendees.

 

Tuesday, October 9th – 7:30 pm.

Nuclear Waste: What do you need to know?

An overview presentation by Northwatch about nuclear waste, its hazards and its history in Canada, followed by a roundtable discussion. Hosted by the Penokean Hills Field Naturalists, Elliot Lake,  26 Oakland Blvd., Moose Hall

Sunday, September 30th – 6:30 to 8:30 pm

 “Deep Trouble – Nuclear Waste Burial in the Great Lakes Basin”

Brennain Lloyd, program coordinator of Northwatch, and John Jackson, interim executive director of Great Lakes United, will speak on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 150 of the MTEC Building, St. Clair County Community College. The pair will discuss a proposal by Ontario Power Generation to build an underground repository for 200,000 cubic meters of regional nuclear waste near the Bruce Peninsula, about 120 miles north-northeast from Port Huron. They will also talk about the nuclear industry’s efforts to build dumpsites for all of Canada’s high-level radioactive waste, possibly on shores of Lake Huron; 15 of the 21 communities under consideration for the dump are in the Great Lakes Basin. SC4′s Green Team and Blue Water Sierra Club are sponsoring the presentations.

Thursday, September 27th and Friday September 28th, 11 a.m. to 7 pm                      Saturday, September 29th, 10 a.m. to 1 pm

 NWMO will be holding two “open houses” in Saugeen shores: 

The Plex (Rotary Hall), 600 Tomlinson Drive, Port Elgin
 Southampton Fire Hall, 50 Victoria Street South, Southampton 

Monday, September 24th – 7:30 pm

NWMO presentation of initial screening report to Saugeen Shores Municipal Council

Rotary Room at the Port Elgin Plex

According to the muncipal web site at http://www.saugeenshores.caThe Town will be testing a webcasting system and it is anticipated that there will be a live webcast available of the meeting starting at 7:30 p.m.  Please click on the  webcast link provided on the homepage of this website. If the live webcast is not available, a video recording of the meeting will be available on the Town’s website, on or before, September 26th. “

September 17 to October 3

FALL 2012: GIVING A VOICE BACK TO THE PEOPLE!

The Committee for Future Generations is starting off this fall with a 7000 Generations Northern Tour Against Nuclear Waste, from September 17 to October 3, 2012, featuring Pat McNamara, author of three books on nuclear issues in Canada. Check out the 7000 Generations Tour Against Nuclear Waste poster and pass it on. Community presentations, radio interviews and kitchen table sessions have been organized in several communities and more details will be announced later this month, so stay tuned!

Pinehouse Lake: September 17 and 18.
Ile-a-la-Crosse: September 19, 9:30am radio show, 6:30pm-8pm book reading at the public library
Buffalo Narrows: September 22, 1pm at the Friendship Center
La Loche: September 24, 7pm Dene High Community School Room
Canoe Lake / Jans Bay / Cole Bay: September 26, location TBA
Beauval: September 27, 7pm at Valley View School
Creighton: September 30 to October 3, details TBA
PatuanakDillon and Turnor Lake TBA

For more details, to request a community visit, or to support the Committee for Future Generations with much-needed travel funds, get in touch: committeeforfuturegenerations@gmail.com or visit http://committeeforfuturegenerations.wordpress.com/coming-events/

Thursday, September 20th and Friday, September 21st – 11  a.m. to 7 p.m.

NWMO will be holding an “open house” in Blind River and in the Township of the North Shore :

Town of Blind River – Blind River Community Centre, 110 Indiana Avenue, Blind River

North Shore Municipal Office – Council Chambers, 1385 Highway 17, Algoma Mills

 Monday, September 17th and Tuesday, September 18th – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

NWMO will be holding an “open house” in Elliot Lake and in Spanish:

City of Elliot Lake – Hampton Inn (Maple Room), 279 Highway 108 North, Elliot Lake

Town of Spanish – Waterfront Complex Main Hall, 40 Garnier Road, Spanish

Tuesday, September 11th &  Wednesday, September 12th – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The NWMO will be holding “open houses” in South Bruce and Huron Kinloss:

South  Bruce – Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority Administration Office, 1078 Bruce Road #12, Formosa

Huron Kinloss – Ripley Huron Community Centre, 17 Queen Street, Ripley

Monday, September 10, 2012, 11:05 AM – 12:05 PM

Brian Allan Talkshow with Jutta Splettstoesser

Discussing Potential Burial of High Level Nuclear Waste in Huron-Kinloss: What do Farmers think? How can the pubic become involved?
AM 920 , Bruce County 

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Saturday, August 18th, 11 a.m. – 1 pm.
Save Our Saugeen Shores Presents Dr. Gordon Edwards speaking about the NWMO’s proposal to bury high level nuclear fuel waste
Southampton Curling Club, 26 Albert Street South, Southampton 

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NUCLEAR WASTE ROUNDTABLE – CHUTES PROVINCIAL PARK PICNIC SHELTER,  MASSEY

Saturday, August 4th, 2 pm – Call Northwatch at 705 497 0373 or email northwatch@onlink.net for details

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NUCLEAR WASTE

What do you need to know?

Several communities in northern Ontario are being studied as the possible location for an underground repository for all of Canada’s highly radioactive nuclear reactor waste as part of the nuclear industry’s search for a “willing” host. Northwatch provides a variety of workshops and presentations to communities being studied as potential nuclear waste burial locations, as well as to community organizations across the region who have an interest or concern and want to become more informed about the risks and hazards associated with nuclear waste and its transportation. Presentations range from 20 minutes to two hours. 

To find out about workshops in your area or to arrange a workshop call Northwatch at 1.877.553.0481or email northwatch@onlink.net

Visit www.KnowNuclearWaste.ca to learn more.

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