Free ID Replacement for Elliot Lake Mall Evacuees
McGuinty Government Providing More Support for Local Families
Ontario is making it easier for Elliot Lake families by waiving replacement fees for government-issued documents left behind at the Algo Centre Mall.
Some employees and shoppers had to leave their personal belongings behind when the mall was evacuated after the roof collapsed. They can't enter the mall to retrieve them due to safety concerns and an ongoing investigation.
Documents covered by the exemption include driver's licences, vehicle registrations, Ontario Photo Cards, Outdoors Cards and affixed hunting and fishing licences. Those who already paid for replacement documents will be reimbursed.
Affected individuals can replace their missing documentation at the Elliot Lake ServiceOntario centre at 50 Hillside Drive North.
- Ontario is helping Elliot Lake retailers and workers reopen and rebuild with a two-year, $2 million business continuity fund and a $264,050 Community Adjustment Agreement.
- Ontario is also setting up a temporary provincial economic revitalization office in the community to help the municipality, local businesses and other stakeholders with economic recovery efforts.
- There is no fee for replacing missing, stolen or damaged health cards.
“It's our duty to assist Ontarians in times of great need. We want to help in the rebuilding efforts and hope that providing no-cost document replacement makes it a bit easier for families who were affected by this tragedy.”
Harinder S. Takhar