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Bruce Power is set to hold community information sessions in the coming weeks as it continues to advance early engagement with local Indigenous communities and the public on a potential Bruce C expansion to add new nuclear generation at Bruce Power.

In an October 23 media release, no decision has been made to advance with a project but Bruce Power "continues to initiate this process to begin early dialogue and engagement to ensure all voices are heard."

Last week, Bruce Power notified the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) of its intent to commence the Impact Assessment (IA) process for the Bruce C Project. Early community, Indigenous and public engagement is an important component of the IA process, said the release.

Bruce Power is set to hold community information sessions in local Indigenous communities over the next two weeks. It also has planned two public presentations at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre on November 26 and December 3 from 1 to 4pm.

"Bruce Power will also look to participate in municipal meetings in the host communities and in each of the three counties in the coming weeks," the release said, adding that it will "consider and summarize feedback feedback from these early engagement activities" in producing an Initial Project Description to be submitted to the IAAC early next year.

The Bruce C Project would provide an option for nuclear expansion on the Bruce site for up to an additional 4,800 megawatts of electricity.