About the ICNLC Committee &
We are committed to learning more about this project in order to make an informed decision.
Our mandate is to facilitate community and regional engagement, and assist with activities and events related to preparing the community for the possibility of hosting the Deep Geological Repository for Canada's used nuclear fuel.
Meet The Committee
Chair of the ICNLC Committee
Brad is a lifelong resident of Northwestern Ontario and has resided in Ignace for the past 37 years. He is recently retired, having run a Resource Based Tourist Outfitter and has been a commercial pilot for 40 years. Brad has been involved in aviation safety and resource management throughout his professional career and is a graduate of Confederation College and Lakehead University, in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He is also a father and a grandfather.
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Vice Chair of the ICNLC Committee
The first time Cindy came to Ignace in June 1978 was with her boyfriend, Bill, to his grandparents’ camp on Agimak Lake. Fast forward 44 years and Cindy and her now husband are still here! Charlie and Aggie Howland, Bill’s grandparents, built the first camp on Agimak Lake. When Bill and Cindy were married it was always their plan to build a home on the lake upon retirement. After 32 years of being summer residents in Ignace, their house was finally complete, and they became permanent residents of Ignace in 2010. Their family, children, grandchildren, and friends come often to visit to enjoy the lake, along with everything else that Ignace has to offer. Cindy and Bill have never regretted our decision to retire in Ignace and are looking forward to many more years together enjoying the beautiful sunsets on Agimak Lake.
Councillor Debbie Hart is serving her first term in Municipal Politics for the Township of Ignace. She was appointed to the ICNLC in January 2021, and has been following the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s Adaptive Phase Management for the Deep Geological Repository in the Ignace/Wabigoon First Nation area since 2010, when Ignace became the first community to express their interest to learn about becoming the host community for the project. “There has been an incredible amount of research, studies, and information openly shared with regards to long-term management of used nuclear fuel. It has been, and will continue to be, an immense task for Canada. I am grateful to be involved in the plan to safely store our spent nuclear fuel, and I am open to learning as much as we can about continuing with Canada’s commitment”.
Originally from Quebec, Diana came to Ignace in 1979 and worked at Mattabi Mines for five years. She is a mother of two children who currently both reside in Dryden, Ontario, along with four grandchildren, oldest being 16. Diana’s husband worked in the forestry division for over 45 years as a Truck Driver. Most of Diana’s working career had been in the Financial field as Branch Manager of the now Alterna Savings & Credit Union for the past 36 years. Diana and her husband own a camp on Robinson Lake, just off Highway 599, where they spend most of their summers. They have a passion for golf and hopes that with her approaching retirement, she will enjoy more golfing! Diana has volunteered on many organizations within the community of Ignace.