NII will ex­plore other Saugeen Shores lo­ca­tions be­fore widen­ing search for a host com­mu­nity

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The loud and sus­tained op­po­si­tion from some southamp­ton res­i­dents in op­po­si­tion to lo­cat­ing on­tario’s nu­clear in­no­va­tion in­sti­tute (nii) in southamp­ton did not take saugeen shores out of the run­ning as a host com­mu­nity.

in a let­ter to saugeen shores coun­cil and shared with lo­cal press, Frank saun­ders, Pres­i­dent of the nii thanked the town for its on­go­ing sup­port.

he said nii would ex­plore other lo­ca­tions in saugeen shores be­fore ex­pand­ing its search across bruce county.

“in order for the nii to be suc­cess, we need the sup­port of the host com­mu­nity and we ap­pre­ci­ate the strong mes­sages we have re­ceived from the Town of saugeen shores, from its out­go­ing and in­com­ing mayor, mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil and many com­mu­nity mem­bers, in con­sid­er­a­tion of an­other lo­ca­tion within saugeen shores,” saun­ders said in a nov. 23 press re­lease.

nii aban­doned the pre­ferred lo­ca­tion ad­ja­cent to the bruce county mu­seum & cul­tural cen­tre due to pub­lic de­bate that was a “dis­trac­tion from this in­cred­i­bly ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity” for the re­gion saun­ders said.

he said the nii is look­ing for­ward to work­ing with the Town to con­sider a fu­ture lo­ca­tion in the mu­nic­i­pal­ity of saugeen shores. _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ ________________________________ _______________________________

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