OPG in the Community – October, 2019

 

          Fred Kuntz

Helping the Hospice: Just over $2,145 was raised for the Huron Shores Hospice by employees of Ontario Power Generation (OPG), in our annual Charity Campaign at the Western Waste Management Facility – more than double the $1,000 target, thanks to staff participation in BBQ lunches, chili cook-offs and silent auctions. The hospice is a charitable, volunteer-led, community-funded residence, providing quality end-of-life care at no cost to residents of Kincardine, Huron-Kinloss, Saugeen Shores and surrounding areas.

Heroes honoured: On Monday, Nov. 11, OPG will be helping, as it does every year, to commemorate Remembrance Day. OPG observes two minutes of silence in the workplace – one minute to thank Canada’s veterans who served and survived, one minute to remember the fallen – and participates in wreath ceremonies in our local communities. The Poppy Campaign begins today, the last Friday in October.

Around Ontario and beyond:

·         Happy deer: Eight rescued fawns took their first steps back into wilderness last month, released on OPG’s Nanticoke lands. The deer, about four months old, were rescued and raised by Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge, a registered charity. Some of the animals were orphaned after their mothers died, some were found sick in the wild. Over the last 12 years, OPG has allowed the release of about 100 such fawns on 800 acres of land that are now home to the Nanticoke Solar facility.

  • Hurrah for isotopes: How does Cobalt-60 make food safer? Enjoy this snappy, 90-second video to see how the isotope – produced in OPG reactors – is used to keep grains, herbs and meat free of bacteria and pests.  Then check out this equally zippy video on the use of Cobalt-60 in health care.
  • Hands across the river:  OPG has renewed a decades-long partnership with Hydro Québec to continue to operate Chats Falls Generating Station (GS) on the Ottawa River safely and reliably. The eight-unit, 192-megawatt hydroelectric station, west of Ottawa, is jointly owned by OPG and Hydro Québec, sending power to both provinces.