Frosty Days are Fantastic in Manitouwadge
Manitouwadge Frosty Days Winter Carnival was another big success this year and the NWMO was happy to once again provide sponsorship.
The Kiwissa Ski Hill was the site for the at the 11th annual Cardboard Box Races on a crisp Saturday afternoon in mid-February. Local residents showed off their fantastic sleds and money raised went to Manitouwadge High School, who were also the event organizers.
Additionally, the NWMO sponsored prizes for the best snowman or ice sculpture, as well as the annual family ice fishing derby over an eventful weekend of community activities.
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.