Mildmay-Carrick Fall Fair marks 155 years
Katelyn Bennett (left) and Isabel Dietrich show off the NWMO sunglasses they picked up at the fair in Mildmay from Greg Plain, Senior Engagement Advisor at the NWMO.
Fairgoers from across South Bruce recently gathered at the 155th Annual Mildmay-Carrick Fall Fair. The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) was present at this year’s fair informing locals about our ongoing work with the community.
“We had a great turnout for this year’s Mildmay-Carrick Fall Fair,” said South Bruce Councillor Mike Niesen, of an action-packed fair that included 4-H programming, farmer’s Olympics, bouncy castles, a petting zoo, paintball, and the ever-popular demolition derby.
The festivities kicked off with the annual parade that ended at the Mildmay-Carrick Community Centre, which was filled with exhibits and displays such as handmade quilts, locally sourced vegetables, homemade preserves, mouth-watering baked goods, and additional activities for attendees of all ages.
“The weather was fantastic, and we appreciate the NWMO talking the time to talk to residents about Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel. Their booth was a busy spot throughout the day, and the sunglasses were a hit with the kids,” Mr. Niesen said.
South Bruce is one of several Ontario communities actively participating in the site selection process for a deep geological repository for used nuclear fuel.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is a not-for-profit organization tasked with the safe, long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel inside a deep geological repository, in a manner that protects people and the environment for generations to come.
Founded in 2002, the NWMO has been guided for more than 20 years by a dedicated team of world-class scientists, engineers and Indigenous Knowledge Holders that are developing innovative and collaborative solutions for nuclear waste management. Canada’s plan will only proceed in an area with informed and willing hosts, where the municipality, First Nation and Métis communities, and others in the area are working together to implement it. The NWMO plans to select a site in 2024, and two areas remain in our site selection process: the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation-Ignace area in northwestern Ontario and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation-South Bruce area in southern Ontario.