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Media Release - March 5, 2024 - Enhanced Nuclear Relationships

Municipality of Kincardine's collaborative role in the future of clean energy enhanced at nuclear conferences

KINCARDINE, ON – The 2024 Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) conference continues to serve as a platform for communities and members of the nuclear energy sector to discuss advancements, challenges, and prospects.

The theme for the 2024 three-day event was “Foundations for Success” with key topics focusing on technological innovations, regulatory frameworks, and the role of nuclear energy in addressing climate change.

Members of Municipality of Kincardine council and municipal staff attended the event last week which nurtured collaboration and knowledge exchange amongst industry leaders, researchers, and policy makers. Focusing on enhancing relationships with the nuclear supply chain and promotion of the community as a leading area in the clean energy sector were key messages.

“Nurturing existing relationships while fostering new connections is a terrific opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of what future needs and challenges will be, and how the Municipality of Kincardine can be a strategic part of the solution,” said Mayor Kenneth Craig.

While at the conference, the Canadian Association of Nuclear Host Communities (CANHC) also held their annual general meeting. An in-depth discussion between CANHC members focused on charting a path forward that supports the advancement of Canada’s nuclear technologies while also understanding issues facing local communities.

A highlight of the event was the announcement of $50 million in funding from the Jonathan Wilkinson, Federal Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, to support Bruce Power’s pre-development work studying the feasibility of a new nuclear build on their site. This investment will have a far-reaching impact on the nuclear energy landscape across Canada and particularly in our region.

“We’re proud that Bruce Power calls the Municipality of Kincardine home,” commented mayor Craig. “The announcement of this funding will be instrumental in helping Bruce Power continue to lead the way when it comes to clean energy and innovation. We are better together, and the Municipality is committed to strategically supporting Bruce Power and their supplier organizations for the long term.”

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Media Inquiries:
Jillene Bellchamber-Glazier, Chief Administrative Officer
Municipality of Kincardine

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#5, Kincardine, ON N2Z 2X6
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