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The NWMO supports continuation of great health care at Lucknow Medical Centre

Becky Smith, NWMO; Carl Sloetjes, Huron-Kinloss; Cherie Leslie, NWMO; and Paul Austin, NWMO.

The NWMO was among a number of businesses and groups in the community that responded to the call of raising $150,000 for the Lucknow Medical Centre.

October 30, 2019

Lucknow, Ont.

By the NWMO

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Becky Smith, NWMO; Carl Sloetjes, Huron-Kinloss; Cherie Leslie, NWMO; and Paul Austin, NWMO.

The NWMO was among a number of businesses and groups in the community that responded to the call of raising $150,000 for the Lucknow Medical Centre.

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) recently donated $10,000 to help outfit the newly renovated Lucknow Medical Centre with medical equipment, technology and furniture.

 

“It has been a pleasure working with the NWMO over the years through education and community involvement. Thank you for helping our community reach our goal with your generous donation towards the Lucknow Medical Centre,” said Huron-Kinloss Councillor Carl Sloetjes, who was on hand to accept the donation.

 

Earlier in 2019, the Lucknow Medical Centre Board initiated a project to renovate the medical centre to ensure continuation of care for many years to come. The renovations will improve the ability of two new physicians to deliver medical care and ensure the continuance of health-care services to the area. The completion of the renovation project was a key component in securing the commitment from these physicians to move to the community.

 

“Health care is important to every aspect of community sustainability and development,” says Paul Austin, NWMO Relationship Manager. “Supporting the clinic in Lucknow that provides care for patients in both Huron-Kinloss and South Bruce is something of which we are proud to be part.”

 

The NWMO was among a number of businesses and groups in the community that responded to the call of raising $150,000 for the Lucknow Medical Centre.

About the NWMO

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.
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The NWMO is a not-for profit organization established in 2002 by Canada's nuclear electricity producers in accordance with the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act (NFWA).

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