For Immediate Release
August 26, 2020
South Bruce endorses List of Principles to Guide Site Selection Process
The Municipality of South Bruce Council endorsed a report presented at their regular meeting last night which proposes a draft list of thirty-four guiding principles to assist the Municipality in their ongoing engagement in the Adaptive Phased Management site selection process.
In endorsing the report, Council is moving forward with the objective that questions are answered and information made available to the residents of South Bruce over the next three years. The list of principles will help the community in the assessment of and engagement with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) and the site selection process.
“I expect that this list of principles will serve as a guidepost in the process and allow us to continue to explore what the possibilities are with this project. It recognizes the questions, concerns, comments and visions which have been brought forward by the community over the last couple of years,” said Mayor Bob Buckle.
Input from many community members were considered in the development of the draft list of principles. This included the Project Visioning Workshops, issues brought forth through Council and Community Liaison Committee (CLC) delegations, concerns raised in correspondence, and other feedback received through ongoing engagement over several years.
The report will be on the CLC agenda for their review at the next meeting on September 3rd at 7:00 PM. Following that, residents of South Bruce will be able to give feedback on the draft list of principles via the community engagement tool, Switchboard (https://southbruceswitchboard.ca/) from September 4th through until the morning of September 18th. Paper copies of the feedback form will also be available at the Municipal Office. The input received will be taken into consideration when the final draft report returns to Council for their review.
It is anticipated that the list of principles will be provided to the NWMO this Fall. The Municipality will update the community on the progress made over the course of the coming months and years as they continue to explore the opportunities and challenges of this project. The full report and draft list of principles can be found below.