My tour of a nuclear waste dump.

As Co-coordinator of the Huron Grey Bruce Citizens Committee on Nuclear Waste I was invited by the Sr. Communications Advisor for the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) to tour the Western Waste Management Facility at Bruce Power.  I eagerly accepted the offer and visited the site a while ago.

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The answer is simple really….love one another….have faith…. and be a good friend.

Yesterday I heard the news that a childhood friend of mine, Berto had died. I hadn’t seen him for about ten years, but I knew him very well when I was a young girl. My mother still keeps in close contact with his parents Anna and Angelo.

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On May 24, 2011 the Bruce Peninsula lost one of its’ finest medical practitioners.  Dr. Ken MacNay succumbed to a long term illness surrounded by his family in his 74th year.  Dr. Mac as he was known by many had moved to Wiarton in 1966 and he is truly a part of Bruce Peninsula history.
The last time I spoke to Dr. MacNay was in the winter of 2010.  I asked him if I could write a story about he and Arlene’s life on the Bruce Peninsula.  Being the private people they are he was hesitant to do so and I honored that.  However I feel that some sort of tribute is appropriate at this time.  I am going to honor Dr. Mac’s wishes.  This is a simple tribute from those who knew him best and I will respect his privacy.
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Greenpeace history in Owen Sound!

On March 21, 2011 Emma Lui, National Water Campaigner and Mark Calzavara, Regional Organizer for the Council of Canadians visited the Grey Bruce area.  David Walton, the Local Representative and I joined them to discuss issues most notably Bruce Power’s proposal to transport the steam generators through Owen Sound’s harbour.

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Council of Canadians visit Owen Sound.

On March 21, 2011 Emma Lui and Mark Calzavara from the Council of Canadians paid a visit to Grey Bruce.  Emma hails from Ottawa and is the National Water Campaigner.  Mark is from Toronto and is the Regional Organizer.  I first met Emma in Ottawa in September 2010 when we attended the CNSC hearings.  We also “meet” regularly by email and conference call.

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Magnificent Maggie!

Maggie Holmes is a 50-year-old woman from Meaford Ontario.  Over 5 years ago her son Ryan committed suicide after a long struggle with mental illness.  She wanted to do something constructive with her grief.  On March 26th Maggie and her friend Mary Tatham will climb to the Base Camp of Mount Everest in honor of Ryan. Holmes has been training for a year and she is the most physically fit woman I know.

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Remembering my father.

My father died suddenly on January 22, 1993.  He was only 67 but his spirit lives on in the way that I chose to live my life and raise my children.

“Bobby” as he was fondly known by many, was raised in the Ottawa Valley and he was proud of those roots. As a young man he moved to Capreol in Northern Ontario, where he had a long career as a CNR locomotive engineer.  That is where we were raised….in Northern Ontario.

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