Who are we?

We are the Ignace Community Nuclear Liaison Committee (ICNLC) established by Ignace Municipal Council in November 2011. Our objective is to help the people of Ignace learn about Canada’s plan for used nuclear fuel and involve Ignace residents in these learning activities.

We meet on a monthly basis, and the minutes and agendas for our meetings are published here. Our meetings are open to all those who are interested.

ICNLC members were selected through an open process. Your ICNLC members are:

  • Chloe Arbour – Youth representative
  • Danine Chief – Lake Ojibway Nation – Nuclear Waste Information Liaison
    • Alternate: Ursula Chief
  • Brad Greaves – Member
  • Cindy Stark – Member
  • Diana Baril – Member
  • Don Cunningham – Mayor Ignace
  • Kelvin Davenport – Member
  • Lee Kennard – Member
  • Tyler Peacock – Dryden representative
    • Alternate: Nicole Gale
  • Penny Lucas – Councilor representative (Ignace)
  • Roger Dufault – Member
  • Marco Hinds – Project Coordinator

Members of the ICNLC

Photo of Diana Baril Diana Baril
Diana Baril grew up in La Tuque, Quebec following her heart and moved to Ignace in 1978 where she raised her children and began her relevant work experiences.


Working at Mattabi Mines for 5 years learning about purchasing items, security detail and bilingual reception duties. Presently as an Assistant Branch Manager that has been working for the Ignace area Alterna Savings & Credit Union since 1988. (formerly known as Dryden District CU, then Northern Lights CU, then Nexus Community Savings CU).

Providing leadership, assistance and training to member service and supervised staff. Responding to membership needs through financial counseling and interviews.

Over the past 30 years Diana has kept active with many organizations in the community including;

  • Girl Guides of Canada
  • Ignace Figure Skating Club
  • Ignace Golf & Country Club

And still ongoing with;

  • Mary Berglund Community Health Centre Hub
  • Ignace Area Business Association
  • And newly – Ignace Community Nuclear Liaison Committee.

Diana’s profession and volunteering provide her satisfaction and pride in what she personally has accomplished.
Diana spends her precious time with her family and pets at their Cabin. Diana also loves to read a good book, sew up a quilt or try and hit a golf ball at the Golf Course.

Photo of Mayor Lee Kennard Lee Kennard
Lee Grew up in Plaster Rock New Brunswick and moved to Ignace in 1976 where he was employed by Great West Timber and Great Lakes Paper up until 1982. Lee then decided to go into business for himself and owned and operated Elk Timber up to 1996. Lee then owned and operated Elk Construction until he retired and sold the business in 2008.
Lee decided he was not cut out for retirement, so together with his wife Margaret, they purchased Gramma’s Grocery Store in Ignace and have been operating it for the past four years. He was elected as Mayor of Ignace in 2010 and will always work to help ensure the well- being of the community is achieved.
Photo of Penny Lucas Penny Lucas
Councilor representative (Ignace)

Penny Lucas grew up and raised her family in Kenora and currently lives in Ignace.
For the last 20 years, Penny has kept herself active by involving herself in her community through participation on committees and boards.
Penny has a computerized bookkeeping background; a certificate in Entrepreneurial Development; and a diploma in Interior Decorating and Design.
Over the years Penny has broadened her horizons with courses in human relations, communications and critical and creative thinking; and enhanced her skills with a Small Business Bookkeeping course through Confederation College and Business Law and Administration via correspondence through the University of Toronto.
But Penny believes her greatest achievement has been to raise two great children; and she has been blessed with five wonderful grandchildren.
Photo of Don Cunningham Don Cunningham