International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (I.B.E.W.) Local 2067

November 28, 2008 15:14 ET

I.B.E.W. Local 2067 Encouraged by Bruce Power Feasibility Study Findings

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2008) - I.B.E.W. Local 2067 expressed their strong support for Bruce Power's feasibility study release today identifying a possible role for nuclear in Saskatchewan's energy future. A facility could create 1000 jobs for 60 years and reduce greenhouse gases. The facility would generate thousands of jobs in the construction phase as well not to mention the spin-off jobs throughout our province.

"As Saskatchewan continues to grow and prosper so will our need for clean electricity. Developing a nuclear option for the province is good for jobs, security of supply and our environment" said Neil Collins, I.B.E.W. Local 2067 Business Manager.

The report provides the people of Saskatchewan a clear sense of the viability of the nuclear option.

"We support Bruce Power's approach to being open and transparent and look forward to further dialogue with them on the nuclear option. The nuclear option has the opportunity to work in unison with SaskPower's decision of utilizing clean coal technology on the existing coal fleet to lessen the impact of our environmental footprint" added Collins.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2067 has 1690 members throughout Saskatchewan. Our Local Union represents electrical workers in the operating, maintenance & line staff with SaskPower, mine operating & maintenance staff with Sherritt Coal in Coronach at the Poplar River Mine and electrical workers with the City of Swift Current Light and Power.

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