Residents of Bruce, Grey and Huron counties continue to have confidence that Bruce Power operates safely, is involved with the community in a positive way, and agree that Bruce Power is a strong community citizen.
“We’re humbled by the strong vote of confidence we’ve received from the communities in Bruce, Grey and Huron and residents can rest assured that we will never take this for granted and will continue to make every effort to communicate with and support our communities,” said John Peevers, Bruce Power’s Director of Community & Media Relations, & Economic Development.
Nearly all respondents (94%) continue to have confidence that the nuclear facility operates safely, feel that Bruce Power is involved with the community in a positive way (92%), and agree Bruce Power is a good community citizen (92%). Eight in 10 residents feel familiar with Bruce Power and 86 per cent of those residents have a favourable impression, saying they feel ‘excellent,’ ‘very good’ or ‘good’ about the company.
During recent independent telephone polling conducted across the region, Ipsos found the key issues for area residents were the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and health care. Support for Bruce Power’s Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project and Life-Extension Program remains high at 82 per cent, with residents citing environmental reasons as the main driver of their support, seeing as nuclear is a carbon-free source of electricity.
Six in ten (59%) residents continue to be aware of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) proposal for selecting a site for Canada’s used nuclear fuel, and three-quarters of residents (73%) in Grey, Bruce and Huron are in favour of the consultation process by the NWMO.
About Bruce Power: Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province and life-saving medical isotopes around the world. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is a Canadian-owned partnership of TC Energy, OMERS, the Power Workers’ Union and The Society of United Professionals. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.