News & Events

News (latest first)

Note: we post general Northern Ontario nuclear waste news on our Facebook page HERE.
The page is public and needs no sign-in.

We the Nuclear Free North News

June 20, 2022Nuke Puck Release!
Members and supporters of We the Nuclear Free North released wooden pucks painted with the radioactive material symbol into waterways that could be contaminated by the proposed operations and nuclear waste burial in the deep geological repository west of Ignace. Contest for those who find the pucks! Read more here: Nuke Puck Release.

December 7, 2021We the Nuclear Free North members Dodie LeGassick (Environment North), Brennain Lloyd (Northwatch) and Sylvia Green-Guenette (Sunset Country Spirit Alliance) participated as panellists in the City of Dryden’s first City Council Engagement Session on the NWMO’s proposed burial of nuclear fuel waste nearby. View the recording of Dryden’s December 2021 nuclear waste engagement session. Council suggests there may be future sessions.

August 2021 – We welcome Sunset Country Spirit Alliance, a hard-working group based in Dryden, to our alliance. Visit their webpage on this site: Sunset Country Spirit Alliance.

August 9, 2021 – An article appears in the Atikokan Progress by Editor Michael McKinnon, which mentions our efforts – but more importantly, gives an astute rundown of NWMO’s awkward and inaccurate characterization of the project and its dangers. PDF here.

April 19, 2021 – Shaw TV publishes their recent Community Conversation with Dodie LeGassick and Charles Faust on Environment North and the nuclear issue in Northwestern Ontario – view it here:
Shaw TV Community Conversation image

April 19, 2021We the Nuclear Free North is formally launched, including this website, and social media. See the Media Release (PDF).

April 12, 2021 – After several months of fundraising, first informational postcard is mailed to 30,000 addresses in NW Ontario – see it below! (click to enlarge)

2020We the Nuclear Free North is formed as an alliance of individuals and organizations concerned about potential plans to bury highly radioactive nuclear waste in Northwestern Ontario; the group begins discussing how best to raise awareness about this issue

Current Events

Join us at the Upsala Community Centre on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022 from 2-4 pm for “Transporting Nuclear Waste – Risks Along the Road.” Presentation followed by discussion.

We the Nuclear Free North and our allied organizations presented these events in August 2022:

Vermilion Bay, August 9 Info Table

Atikokan, August 11 Info Table

Dyment, August 13 Info Table

Ignace, August 15 Info Table, Presentations and Film

Wabigoon, August 16 Info Table

On June 7, 2022, We the Nuclear Free North presented a webinar: “Nuclear Waste Transportation and Northern Ontario: A Risky Business”, about the transportation of radioactive waste in Northern Ontario, and what the risks and issues are with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s plan to transport, bury and then abandon all of Canada’s high-level nuclear waste in a deep geological repository. Recording coming!

ANNOUNCING: Thunder Bay Caucus of We the Nuclear Free North – Virtual Launch – Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 @ 7 pm. It is time for Thunder Bay to take a stand against nuclear waste. If you believe transporting high-level nuclear waste through Thunder Bay in order to bury it near Ignace is a bad idea, the Thunder Bay Caucus wants to hear from you.

You are invited to join this important event by registering through the following link:

Plan to attend the Northwatch webinar, “Informed and Unwilling: Close Up on NWMO Candidate Sites” on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 @ 7PM. A closer look at the two areas under investigation by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s as potential burial sites for all of Canada’s high-level waste, and the communities’ views and experience as the NWMO marches through their self-assigned siting process. Guest speakers from Protect Our Waterways – No Nuclear Waste in South Bruce and We the Nuclear Free North in Northern Ontario (Sylvia Green-Guenette, Dodie LeGassick and Wendy O’Connor). Register at .

We the Nuclear Free North will host an info table + peaceful display of opposition in front of the Kakabeka Hotel, 4756 Hwy 11/17, Sat. & Sun. Oct. 2 & 3, 2021 – 10am-3pm. Head out and show your support of keeping nuclear waste out of Northwestern Ontario!

We the Nuclear Free North
Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, 11-3: Ignace Info Event
– corner of Main & East St., Ignace (near the plane). Come see us!

Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, 1-5 pm – Dyment Info Event – Dyment Hall, Hwy 603, Melgund Twp.

Please attend!

May 10, 2021: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
We the Nuclear Free North LAUNCH WEBINAR – learn about our three primary areas of concern, with Q & A session.
THANK YOU to all who attended and participated! The launch has been a great success in terms of increasing our outreach.

View the Launch Webinar by clicking below:

April 26, 2021: 7 pm
Deputations regarding the risks of transporting and burying nuclear fuel waste by Dodie LeGassick of Environment North and Brennain Lloyd of Northwatch to City of Dryden Municipal Council.

April 22, 2021EARTH DAY!
Environment North Online Presentation by Dr. Gordon Edwards.
Click to VIEW THE VIDEO of Dr. Edwards’ presentation.