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Bruce Power donates 600,000 pieces of protective equipment for health-care workers to battle COVID-19

An Ontario power provider is donating 600,000 pieces of personal protective equipment to the provincial government to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

CEO Mike Rencheck announced donation directly to Premier Doug Ford on radio show

Bruce Power nuclear generating station in Kincardine, pictured here in an aerial view. The company is donating 600,000 pieces of personal protective equipment to the Ontario government for front-line health-care workers. (J.P. Moczulski/Canadian Press)

An Ontario power provider is donating 600,000 pieces of personal protective equipment to the provincial government to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bruce Power, Canada's only private nuclear generator, says the donation of gloves, masks and gowns is intended for health-care workers across the province.

The donation was announced on a radio talk show airing on a local Owen Sound, Ont., station Wednesday morning.

Bruce Power chief executive Mike Rencheck announced the donation directly to Premier Doug Ford, who thanked the company for its efforts.

Protective equipment has been in short supply around the country, including Ontario.

On Wednesday, Ford announced the provincial government was establishing a $50-million fund to help businesses retool to produce key supplies and medical equipment.

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