To the Editor:
Please register this letter as strong support for the establishment of the proposed Nuclear Innovation Institute for Saugeen Shores. This initiative offers the Town of Saugeen Shores an unprecedented opportunity to benefit from, and provide benefit to the next step in solidifying the future of the entire County of Bruce as an integral part of the nuclear scene in Canada, and in fact in the world!
My background in this area stretches back to the late 1940’s when my parents had a much beloved cottage on Saugeen Beach Road. In those days, it was virtually impossible for a Port Elgin youngster to remain in his or her hometown to pursue a career. Developing educationally, or professionally always meant leaving town to establish oneself. It was virtually impossible to entertain the prospect of a meaningful career without relocating away from friends, family and hometown. That changed significantly in the years following with the establishment of the nuclear facility, and many young families were then able to live a productive life in their chosen career while remaining in Bruce County. I think it would be hard to find someone who could legitimately deny the benefits of what the Bruce Nuclear Power Development has brought to us. What a different local world we live in now!
There are simply NO negatives!! It’s time to put the whistles away and realize how important and integral to this community that this initiative is!