Hornepayne has a new Community Liaison Manager in Carol Barnes, who has joined the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) and will be working with Relationship Manager Norman Sandberg in furthering community outreach.
Focusing on engagement and social research activities in Hornepayne and the region, Ms. Barnes will continue her career in an area she knows and understands quite well.
“Northern Ontario is home. It is where I feel welcomed and comforted,” Ms. Barnes said. “I am looking forward to working with the community. I want to thank the Hornepayne residents who have already welcomed me so warmly. I am truly excited to learn more with area residents as we proceed together.”
Ms. Barnes was born in Elliot Lake and has spent most of her life in northern Ontario. She has also spent time living abroad in mining communities in Honduras and Zaire. Ms. Barnes is a graduate of the Georgian College Law and Security program in Barrie.
Starting her professional career as a correctional officer, Ms. Barnes was an Ontario Provincial Police guard for 18 years. She has also been employed as an outreach worker for a women’s shelter, and managed a hardware store.
In addition, Ms. Barnes has been a school trustee for the Superior North Catholic District School Board since 2008, and volunteers on numerous committees and boards in Manitouwadge.
Ms. Barnes will be working at the Hornepayne Learn More Centre where residents can drop by for a coffee and a chat with their new Community Liaison Manager.