Friday, June 29, 2012
Elliot Lake Public Library Forced to Relocated After Mall's Roof Collapses
Elliot Lake mall was 'huge hub,' collapse a blow to local economy. Toronto Globe and Mail, 6/29/2012)
Excerpt: When a section of the Algo Centre Mall caved in Saturday it meant the destruction of not only a significant portion of the city’s retail shops, but also the library, one of two grocery stores, one of two hotels, the health unit office, a funeral services office, a gym and several government service offices.
"The mall was a huge hub of the community,” Elliot Lake Mayor Rick Hamilton said in an interview. “It’s going to have a huge economic impact, not having the mall in operation.”