BATC Anxious To Hold Talks With Bruce Power

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 13:33



A Bruce Power spokesman says there is lots of time yet to meet with First Nations about a possible nuclear power plant in Saskatchewan.


Milt Wakefield says that’s because the Ontario company hasn’t even decided yet if it is going to build a plant in the province.


And if it does decide to do so, Wakefield notes an Environmental Assessment will have to be done — and that will likely take up to three years.


Wakefield is responding to statements by Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs Executive Director Neil Sasakamoose.


Sasakamoose says BATC wants Bruce Power to hold a meeting or series of meetings with First Nations in the Battlefords area.


The purpose of those meetings would be to explain the project and the company’s feasibility study.


Last November, Bruce Power said it was interested in building a nuclear power plant along the North Saskatchewan River.


The site could be anywhere from Lloydminster to Prince Albert.