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2ND ANNUAL NO DGR PARADE A HUGE SUCCESS!!!

THANK YOU SUPPORTERS!

CONFIDENCE IS HIGH!

WE CAN STOP THE NWMO!

The column of over 100 cars, trucks and farm equipment decorated in yellow and bright NO NUKE DUMP signage snaked for miles through the villages of Teeswater, Formosa, Mildmay and Belmore, with a pass by the current Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) borehole sites. Community members in each village came out to the street to show support for the parade and their opposition to the proposed dump.

 
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MIKWENDAAGOZI MAMA AKI: REMEMBERING MOTHER EARTH WATER WALK

A sincere and deep thank you to Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) members for organizing the April 12th to 14th Water Walk to Remember Mother Earth and inviting Protect Our Waterways members to participate.  

We are forever grateful for the connections and friendships made and for reminding us all of our spiritual connection to Mother Earth and the need to protect and advocate for her and to express thanks for all that she provides us with. 


 

WHERE IS NUKIE?
CONTEST DETAILS

Click on the links below to download a copy of the Where is Nukie Scavenger Hunt fact sheet and Map.

 
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Frank Greening - retired OPG scientist worried that CNSC is a captured regulator more concerned with looking after the needs of the nuclear industry than the safety of Canadians.

 
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CAN WE TRUST CANADA'S NUCLEAR REGULATOR TO ACT IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF CANADIAN'S?

A Captured Regulator? How can we be sure the CNSC will act in the best interests of Canadians regarding DGR selection and project safety.

A growing chorus of investigations has shed light on the hollowing out of Canada's nuclear regulator as it cedes more and more responsibility to the nuclear industry to police itself.

Whose best interests do they serve regarding the DGR? The safety of Canadians, or the NWMO?

Understand how the decisions of the regulator have raised deep concerns about who they really serve.

 

A SINCERE THANK YOU TO THE CHIEFS OF ONTARIO AND WOLASTOQ NATION OF NEW BRUNSWICK

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Protect Our Waterways - No Nuclear Waste would like to convey a sincere thank you to the Chiefs of Ontario and the Wolastoq Grand Council of New Brunswick for their resolutions in February and March of 2021 recognising the dangers of nuclear waste and opposing the establishment of a Deep Geological Repository. We are grateful to hear of their forward thinking resolutions that puts the protection of people, water and land first.

 
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PROTECT SOUTH BRUCE  NO DGR

Supported by:

Protect Our Waterways - No Nuclear Waste


For now and for future generations.

Tell the Nuclear Waste Management Organization We are Informed and We are Not a Willing Host!

Read the full NWMO report - See Section 4.0 page 21 of the report - highlighted sections.

 

PRESS RELEASE - FEBRUARY 8, 2021

PROTECT OUR WATERWAYS DEMANDS A BINDING COMMUNITY REFERENDUM ON THE DGR IN SOUTH BRUCE

Read the full press release on the link below.

Check the Recent News and Press Releases section for previous press releases

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THE RESULTS ARE IN!!! 

64% OF SOUTH BRUCE RESIDENTS WOULD VOTE NO TO THE NWMO'S PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH A DGR IN SOUTH BRUCE.

LESS THAN 16% OF RESIDENTS SAID THEY WOULD VOTE YES TO THE PROPOSAL.

See detailed poll results by independent research and polling firm - Mainstreet Research 

 

MEET THE MANURE WASTE MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION (SPOOF)

Consider this!

NWMO says we have a duty to take high level nuclear waste into our community if we use electricity..... Imagine if this logic applied to the food you consume.

Well meet the Manure Waste Management Organization....


 
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We are dedicated to the protection of water in South Bruce and beyond. Help us keep radioactive waste from threatening our ground water and our river which is a tributary that flows to Lake Huron.

We believe water is essential for life.

This initiative will sponsor public education on the risks that burying nuclear waste poses to water security, to the agricultural heritage and well-being of the community.

The municipality of South Bruce is a potential site to bury highly radioactive fuel bundles from Canada’s reactors underground.

"A radioactive leak could affect 40 million people in Canada and the United States" (International Joint Commission)

A tax receipt is available for your donation.


 

PROTECT OUR WATERWAYS - NO NUCLEAR WASTE ANNOUNCES THAT IT IS TEAMING UP WITH WELLINGTON WATER WATCHERS

Read the full Press Release

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SOUTH BRUCE AND IGNACE SOLIDARITY

Together we are strong!

South Bruce, Grass Roots Ojibway Nation of Saugeen No. 258 & Grass Roots Mishkeegogamang Solidarity

No Nuclear Waste in our communities!

 
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ONE DGR DOWN, ONE MORE TO GO!!!

Click on the link for the latest press release from Protect Our Waterways (POW) - No Nuclear Waste regarding the cancellation of the low/intermediate level DGR for the Bruce Power site.

POW - No Nuclear Waste is grateful to the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) for the community's decisive No vote against the low/intermediate nuclear waste dump in their traditional territory which effectively ended this project.

THE HARD WORK IS NOT OVER!

With the cancellation of the low/intermediate nuclear dump we anticipate the NWMO will seek new and creative means to ensure the high level radioactive waste dump is established in South Bruce.

POW - No Nuclear Waste will continue to mobilize stakeholders with events and information sessions coming soon which will challenge the science and the bias of the NWMO's plan to site the world's most dangerous waste in our community.

 
 
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THE COMMUNITY PARADE ON JUNE 9TH WAS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!!!

See link to: Press Release

THANK YOU TO ALL FOR SHOWING UP AND PROCLAIMING LOUD AND CLEAR WE ARE NOT A WILLING HOST COMMUNITY FOR NUCLEAR WASTE!!!

NEARLY 200 VEHICLES ANSWERED THE CALL TO JOIN THE PARADE AND EXPRESS THIS VERY PUBLIC STATEMENT TO NWMO AND THE MUNICIPALITY OF SOUTH BRUCE OPPOSING THE DGR NUKE DUMP!

THIS ROLLING CONVOY PASSED THROUGH THE MAIN STREET'S OF TEESWATER, MILDMAY AND FORMOSA. THANK YOU TO ALL RESIDENTS WHO RAN OUT TO THE STREETS TO SHOW SUPPORT BY BANGING POTS AND HOLDING UP SIGNS OPPOSING THE NUKE DUMP IN SOUTH BRUCE! 

THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO ALSO ADDED THEIR NAME TO THE PETITION WHILE ENTERING THE PARADE!

SEE GALLERY SECTION FOR PICTURES FROM THE EVENT!

WE ARE BUILDING A SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC RECORD OF OPPOSITION. WHICH CANNOT BE DENIED.


WE HAVE LISTENED TO THE NWMO FOR 8 YEARS.


WE ARE  INFORMED AND WE ARE NOT A WILLING HOST COMMUNITY FOR HIGHLY RADIOACTIVE NUCLEAR WASTE!

 

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT

The proposed nuclear dump would be located directly underneath this beautiful river. A source of stunning beauty, recreation and heritage for our community. Is money and economic development worth so much that we would harm this important gift. Its meandering path to the mighty Saugeen River and the Great Lakes needs our help. Tell South Bruce Council and the NWMO NO Nuke Dump in South Bruce!

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BUILDING MOMENTUM AGAINST THE DGR IN SOUTH BRUCE!!!

Status update on the Stop the DGR in South Bruce Petition.

More South Bruce residents have signed the petition against the DGR than voted for our current Mayor in the last Municipal election! When will South Bruce Council recognize the democratic will of residents?

Our organization thanks everyone for their requests for No Nuke Dump signs. They are flying off the shelf!  We have had so many requests for signs and we promise we are doing our best to keep up with demand. 

Thank you everyone for helping us Paint South Bruce yellow and demonstrating loud and clear to NWMO and South Bruce Council "We are informed and We are NOT a willing host community for nuclear waste".

Also  see more updates to our new section under Research - Alternative uses for highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel.

 
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WHO WE ARE

We are Protect Our Waterways - No Nuclear Waste (formerly Nuclear Tanks No Thanks), a concerned group of South Bruce citizens united in a common cause to prevent the establishment of a high level radioactive storage facility in our community known as a Deep Geological Repository (DGR).


We are composed of a wide cross section of South Bruce citizens, from farmers and rural land owners to residents within the villages of Teeswater, Mildmay, Formosa, Belmore, Carlsruhe and Deemerton.

 
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OUR MISSION

To counter the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) and its surrogate supporters which in our opinion are not fully informing the citizens of South Bruce on the potential dangers, social stigma and downside risks of hosting this DGR facility in our community.

 

OUR CORE CONCERNS

We are not against nuclear power. We are against the exploitation of rural communities by the NWMO. The nuclear industry has had 50 years to solve this problem and now they want You to solve it for them. Are the so-called benefits from 40 years of active operations at the dump and 1,000's of radioactive truckloads of waste bound for our community worth the expense of our sustainable agricultural industry, the stigma of being known as Canada's Nuclear Dump and over 10's of thousands of years of highly radioactive waste at our feet?

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OUR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS DENIED?

On May 7th, Mayor of South Bruce, Bob Buckle penned an open letter to the Walkerton Herald Times titled South Bruce addresses concerns over Adaptive Phase Management project.

In this article Mayor Buckle indicates that "All decisions related to the site selection process will be made by municipal council with input from the Community Liaison Committee"

We ask that you keep your promise to the people Mayor Buckle!

“If two years from now, if I re-run for mayor and if I get in, I will insist that we have a referendum. Something as important as this I’m not going to let six people (on council) make that decision.”


Commit to a referendum on this project now! 

Don't abandon the democratic process!

 
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Mayor Bob Buckle of South Bruce

The Buckle Promise


In an April 2016 article from the London Free Press, South Bruce Mayor Bob Buckle is quoted:


“This is going to be quite contentious once planning starts to ramp up"

Further Mayor Buckle stated:

“If two years from now, if I re-run for mayor and if I get in, I will insist that we have a referendum. Something as important as this I’m not going to let six people (on council) make that decision.”

Click on link to article

Mayor Buckle, we completely agree! The time is now! NWMO has had 6 years to convince the community and they have failed. According to NWMO's own survey from Fall 2019 only 16% of residents are very aware of the project. Commit to a referendum now! Your community is divided. Don't make us suffer through 3 more years.

 

CRITICAL INFORMATION FOR SOUTH BRUCE RESIDENTS

Getting the whole picture so you can make an informed decision

RESEARCH

GET INFORMED AND KNOW THE RISKS

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GET TO KNOW THE NWMO

GET INFORMED AND UNDERSTAND THEIR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER COMMUNITIES

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COMMUNITY IMPACT

UNDERSTANDING THE SOCIAL COST OF BEING CANADA'S NUCLEAR DUMP

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GET INVOLVED

We are so happy you’re interested in learning more about our efforts and how we can all collectively Protect South Bruce. There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, you’ll become a valuable part of protecting South Bruce from the establishment of a DGR and help to heal the divide in our community after our grassroots movement has communicated loud and clear to the NWMO - WE ARE NOT A WILLING HOST!!!! 

 
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REQUEST A 'NO NUKE DUMP' SIGN

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? 

The best way to show the NWMO we are not a willing host is to display a NO NUKE DUMP sign on your property.

Join many of your neighbours in displaying this sign and demonstrate to NWMO and our local council in South Bruce that we do not want this DGR!

We do not want to be Canada's Nuclear Waste Dump!

SIGN OUR PETITION


We are truly in a David vs. Goliath struggle against the NWMO. They have billions to spend and the full backing of an entire industry seeking to dump the world's most dangerous waste in our community. We are seeking the grassroots support of like minded communities and groups surrounding South Bruce, across Ontario and Canada who don't feel burying this waste down a limestone hole near our precious rivers, farmland, villages and Great Lakes and 'hoping for the best' is any kind of solution to the problem of nuclear waste.

Get in touch with us!

Sign our petition! Let our local council in South Bruce know we are not a willing host community for high level nuclear waste

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MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!!!

Our grass roots organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you! 


One of the simplest ways to help out our cause is to let our local, provincial and federally elected officials know that we do not want our community of South Bruce to be Canada's Nuclear dump.

We encourage you to write a letter to our elected officials and we have listed their contact information here. You can either get involved by writing your own letter or use one of our form letters to make your voice heard!


This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the Protect South Bruce - No DGR cause. 

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"Sometimes we are tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths"

 

CONTACT:
PROTECT OUR WATERWAYS - NO NUCLEAR WASTE

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