Community Meetings | Regarding OPG DGR Proposal

The Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) has entered into a process with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) regarding a proposed Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) for low and intermediate level nuclear waste. The planned site is in SON’s Traditional Territory, at the Western Waste Management Facility, part of the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station lands. OPG has committed to not moving forward with the DGR project without SON’s consent.

For SON members to decide whether or not to consent to the building of OPG’s proposed DGR it is important that SON members are provided with all the information they need in order to make a decision. To this end, the SON Environment Office will be holding a series of community meetings throughout 2019. These meetings will happen both within SON’s Traditional Territory, was well as in locations outside where SON members are located. The purpose of these meetings is to both provide information regarding the DGR as well as to gather your feedback on the issue and ultimately have SON Members make a decision one way or the other.

Below is a list of community meetings to be held by the SON Environment Office – dates and locations will be added as that information becomes available. Check back here for the most up-to-date information regarding these meetings.



Sault Ste. Marie, ON | 11 April 2019

Time: 5:30PM-8:30PM (Dinner to be served at 5:30PM followed by the meeting)
Location: Delta Hotels Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront

  • 208 St. Mary’s River Dr., Sault Ste. Marie, P6A 5V4
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NOTE:  Onsite Childcare will be provided at the meeting at no cost – please contact April Root-Thompson if you require child care 1 week prior to the meeting date.


More community meeting dates and locations will be added here as they are confirmed. Please check back for the most up-to-date information.

Contact the Saugeen Ojibway Nation Environment Office if you require more information or have any questions.

If you have any dietary restrictions we should know about, or will be requiring childcare, please contact:

April Root-Thompson
Saugeen Ojibway Nation | Environment Office
PH: (519) 534-5507

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