Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has released field reports for six of its visits to Elliot Lake’s Algo Centre Mall. It isn’t clear how many other visits the ministry has made in the past.
The most recent field report, from January 2012, indicates recurrent leaking and plans by mall owner Bob Nazarian to find a permanent solution the following spring.
Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail
Friday, July 29, 2012 – Globe and Mail
ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY, KAREN HOWLETT, STEPHEN SPENCER DAVIS AND JANE SWITZER
TORONTO AND ELLIOT LAKE
Premier Dalton McGuinty is considering major changes to Ontario’s emergency response protocol as multiple investigations get under way in the wake of a fatal mall collapse.
But even as he promised full transparency for a grieving and frustrated community, the most basic information about who was checking to ensure Elliot Lake’s Algo Centre Mall was structurally sound, and when they last checked, remained elusive.