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Social Media Guidelines

Understanding CNL’s Social Media Presence

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ (CNL) social media accounts are managed by the Corporate Communications branch with input from various subject matter experts from within CNL. If you follow any of our social media accounts you can expect occasional content covering some or all of the following:

News releases, speeches, and statements
Events – Information about events that are being run by, or attended by CNL
Videos and photos
Relevant website updates and publications
News of milestone accomplishments
Commentary related to topical issues
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Preparing for decommissioning a nuclear reactor presents some challenges and working in insufficient lighting is one of them! We recently installed a new external substation and 24 km of electrical cable throughout the Reactor Building at our Douglas Point site to improve lighting. A lack of adequate lighting proved dangerous and insufficient for daily operations and future projects within the building. With the new lighting system installed, staff will now be able to perform routine tasks and future projects in a safer, illuminated environment. 💡 ... See MoreSee Less

Preparing for decommissioning a nuclear reactor presents some challenges and working in insufficient lighting is one of them! We recently installed a new external substation and 24 km of electrical cable throughout the Reactor Building at our Douglas Point site to improve lighting. A lack of adequate lighting proved dangerous and insufficient for daily operations and future projects within the building. With the new lighting system installed, staff will now be able to perform routine tasks and future projects in a safer, illuminated environment. 💡

Welcome to the team Apollo! 🐕‍🦺❣️ We are sure you will be a popular addition to the site!Congratulations on your first day of work Apollo !!
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For the last year Team Apollo worked hard to pass their certification test so he could help his mom return to work!
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Yesterday Team Apollo had their first day back to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories !
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We are so proud of this team and their amazing progress as both a team and personally in the time we have known them !!
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Keep up the hard work !! 🐾
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Welcome to the team Apollo! 🐕‍🦺❣️ We are sure you will be a popular addition to the site!

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So proud of this little guy!

This month we also celebrate Pride month and in support we have raised Pride Flags at all of our sites (that have flagpoles).
We continue to work through Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives to create a safe and open workplace for all. As we move towards a bright future for all of CNL, we work towards a diverse and inclusive workforce that celebrates all individuals for who they are.
Happy Pride!
🏳️‍🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜#LoveIsLove
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La Prade site 😉

💙❤️🌈🧡💛💚💜

Fly any flag you want as long as your national flag flies higher!

Today we celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. While this year is different in many ways, we maintain our Diversity and Inclusion commitment to help build and sustain respectful and meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities.
On this day, we reflect on our journey towards reconciliation, the importance of this amplified in the wake of recent events, and celebrate Indigenous people’s culture and contributions.

How are you planning on honouring Indigenous Peoples Day? At CNL we recognize the Indigenous Peoples as stewards of the land and water with traditional territories on which we work and live. Take a moment to self-reflect and consider what are some actions that can further your path of understanding and reconciliation.

In previous years, we have had the privilege of celebrations at our specific sites, however, due to circumstances this year we are not able to be together, but we were able to record some messages to share with you.

Trevor Pearce and Jacques Vincelette (and Clementine) met at Centennial Rock in Deep River this year starting off with a Land Acknowledgement, the event taught Jacques a lesson in recognition and inclusion. As he was caught up in his agenda delivering the land acknowledgement, Jacques now realizes he did not practice the words he was saying in taking a moment to acknowledge and appreciate the merganser ‘bec-scie’ duck family that Clementine pointed out. In this there was a lesson on inclusion and honesty in remembering that Clementine and the wild ducks were there to be included. Jacques and Trevor continued the ceremonies with a prayer and introduction and smudging before drumming the Bear song and the Eagle song to celebrate this special day.
After drumming, in acknowledgement and honour of the children discovered Trevor presented Clementine with a child’s drum. This passing of the drum is not only the passing on of culture to the next generation but an acknowledgement of those who lost the chance to learn their culture and share in their rich heritage.

Carl Fontaine came to the Whiteshell Laboratories site to share a Mother Earth teaching with us. To start the teaching in a good way CNL staff presented Carl with tobacco and Carl led a smudge before proceeding with his mother earth teaching.
(see the comments for all the videos)

We hope you will take some time to celebrate National Indigenous People’s Day today, be it in your own way or via the below videos.
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I love that album by Genesis - "Selling England by the Pound". Original vocals by Peter Gabriel (1973). (The opening song of this video)

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CNL maintains an official presence through the following social media tools:

The purpose of these guidelines is to inform users of how CNL will interact with the public via social media tools. These tools allow for comments to be posted, and we encourage discussion. While we can’t respond to all comments, we will attempt to provide additional information or links when possible.

  • CNL will moderate and review comments and may participate or intervene, as appropriate. Additionally, comments posted are expected to be relevant to content of the original post.

CNL reserves the right to edit or remove comments including but not limited to:

  • Are contrary to the principles of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;
  • Express racist, hateful, sexist, homophobic, slanderous, insulting or life-threatening messages;
  • Put forward serious, unproven or inaccurate accusations against individuals or organizations;
  • Are aggressive, coarse, violent, obscene or pornographic in tone;
  • Are offensive to an individual or an organization, rude in tone or abusive;
  • Are not sent by the author, put forward for advertising purposes or written in a language other than English or French;
  • Contain announcements from labour or political organizations;
  • Are unintelligible, off-topic or irrelevant messages;
  • Are repetitive or spamming of threads; and/or
  • Do not, in the moderators’ opinion, add to the normal flow of the discussion.

Following (Twitter)

Our following of an organization does not imply endorsement of any kind, and we reserve the right to un-follow any individual or organization.

Replies and Direct Messages

Feedback and ideas are welcome. While we are not able to reply individually to all the messages received, all @replies and Direct Messages will be read. They will be handled on a case-by-case basis and responded to when deemed appropriate.

We cannot engage on issues or answer questions which violate the principles of these guidelines. Comments in violation of those guidelines may result in blocking the user in question to prevent further inappropriate tweets.

Additionally, to protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, we recommend that you do not include personal information such as a phone number, e-mail address or other contact information in the body of your comments. When redirected to an external site, you are subject to their privacy guidelines.

Moderating and posting of content will generally occur during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time), Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible.

The views of participants commenting on third party sites do not necessarily represent the views of CNL.

We encourage your participation. If you have questions about the comment guidelines or how we apply them, please contact us at communications@CNL.ca