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15 years ago, OPG helped get lights back on after historic blackout

14 August, 2018
On Aug. 14, 2003, Toronto and much of northeast North America went dark in a historic blackout.

On that sweltering Thursday, Ontarians going about their daily lives suddenly found themselves in the midst of the biggest blackout in North American history.

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Outstanding Indigenous students with passion for environment recognized

13 August, 2018
Aaron Jones and Elizabeth Brant are this year's recipients of OPG's John Wesley Beaver Memorial Awards.

Two Indigenous students with a passion for the environment are this year’s recipients of OPG’s John Wesley Beaver Memorial Awards.

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Our People: Mary Poulter

03 August, 2018
Mary Poulter, centre, holds her Good Citizen Award from the City of Thunder Bay.

For her long-time commitment as a volunteer, Poulter was recently recognized with a Good Citizen Award for Exceptional Achievement.

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The Darlington Refurbishment project helping to fill gap in skilled trades

26 July, 2018
Workers in the Darlington turbine hall.

OPG has identified a list of trades — including boilermakers, millwrights, pipefitters, electricians and carpenters — whose demand within the sector is likely to exceed supply within the next five to 10 years.

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Emergency response team recognized for life-saving action at Pickering

23 July, 2018
Pickering ERT member Tom Richards receives a Lightning Bolt Award from Lakeridge Health for his life-saving actions.

Members of the ERT were near the plant’s cafeteria the morning of March 17, 2017, when they were alerted to an employee who had collapsed in the kitchen.

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OPG employee’s legacy lives on in Timmins kayak challenge

19 July, 2018
Marcel Pelchat’s wife Robyn and OPG employee Terry Cecchini pose with the Marcel Pelchat OPG Elite Challenge plaque.

During a small dedication ceremony at the Great Canadian Kayak Challenge and Festival on May 29, a race was renamed after Marcel Pelchat to honour him posthumously.

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OPG-sponsored robotics team wins world championship

17 July, 2018
The Lake Effect Robotics team recently won the FIRST World Championship in Detroit.

The Lake Effect Robotics team were part of a four-team alliance that won the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Detroit in April, beating more than 3,500 teams from 27 countries.

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Mini yellow submarine helps solve a tricky problem at Smoky Falls

13 July, 2018
OPG diver Trevor McKenzie holds a remotely operated submarine used to monitor walleye in the Mattagami River near Smoky Falls.

Divers in Northern Ontario helped check for walleye spawning activity at the new Smoky Falls Generating Station, located about 70 kilometres north of Kapuskasing.

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