Who are we?

We are the Manitouwadge Nuclear Waste Community Liaison Committee (NWCLC) established by the Township of Manitouwadge. Our objective is to help Manitouwadge learn about Canada’s plan for used nuclear fuel and involve Manitouwadge residents in these learning activities.

We meet on a monthly basis. Our meetings are open to all those who are interested. The minutes and agendas for our meetings are published here. Meeting agendas and minutes are also available at our community office.

NWCLC members were selected through an open process. Members of the NWCLC as of January 1, 2015.

  • Jim Moffat – Chair
  • Dave Schleier
  • Andy Major – Mayor
  • Raymond Lelievre – Councillor
  • Wayne Barsalou
  • Noah Ruel
  • Charles Newton

We encourage you to become involved!


Members of the NWCLC

Photo of David Schleier David Schleier
David was born in Windsor and moved to Manitouwadge for work as a Paramedic. He is now in his 23rd year here and has been very busy in the community. He met his wife here and always says “Shortly after moving here Manitouwadge became home to me”. David Schleier Lead hand Paramedic.
Photo of Jim Moffat Jim Moffat
Jim Moffat has lived in Manitouwadge for over 40 years. He has been entrepreneur and business owner for over 15 years. He has been a member of many committees such a Ducks Unlimited, Manitouwadge Economic Development Corporation, and now the Manitouwadge Community Liaison Committee. His reason for being on this committee is to do what he believes is best for the community he loves.
Photo of Ray Lelievre Ray Lelievre
Ray was born in Iroquois Falls and has lived all his life in the north. He is currently employed in the forest industry as a heavy equipment operator. He moved to Manitouwadge in 2004 and currently volunteers on several boards in the community including the Library Board, the Hospital Board and sits on the board for North of Superior Programs. Ray has also served on Town Council for both Manitouwadge and Greenstone. Ray enjoys all the north has to offer such as camping, fishing and enjoys traveling. Ray joined the Community Liaison Committee to learn more about Nuclear Waste and to have an open mind about the process and everything that it involves.
Photo of Charles Newton Charles Newton
Charles has been a resident of Manitouwadge since 1976. Growing up here, marrying his wife and raising two children in Manitouwadge, Charles has enjoyed playing and coaching hockey, golf, hunting and fishing and volunteering for numerous youth and adult sporting organizations and other community events and groups. Small town pride is what keeps Charles motivated and enthusiastic about living in our community. Joining the Committee is a way of giving back to the people of Manitouwadge during this learning process and exploring the possibilities that might come with such a project.
Photo of Andy Major Andy Major – Mayor
Andy Major worked in the Mining industry with several postings overseas, Africa and Central America. He learned other languages, French, Spanish and Swahili.
He moved to Manitouwadge 22 years ago, with family to open a business. He retired in 2011 and later decided to devote some time to the community and successfully ran for the Mayor position.
Photo of Wayne Barsalou Wayne Barsalou
Originally from Noranda Quebec. Moved to Manitouwadge in 1969.
Employed as a Hoist Operator at Barrick Hemlo Operations for the past 30 years.
Photo of Noah Ruel Noah Ruel
Noah is a Grade 11 student at Manitouwadge High School. He moved here from Englehart (North Eastern Ontario) in 2013. He enjoys hiking, and kayaking. He plays clarinet, or sometimes flute, in the school band, and keyboard with the church music team.