Elliot Lake Evacuees of the Algo Centre Mall Can Get Free ID Replacement Starting July 13, 2012. Above, Elliot Lake ServiceOntario Centre, Ontario, Canada.

Elliot Lake Evacuees of the Algo Centre Mall Can Get Free ID Replacement Starting July 13, 2012. Above, Elliot Lake ServiceOntario Centre, Ontario, Canada.

This is an update to my previous blogs:

On June 23, 2012, employees and shoppers of Algo Centre Mall had to leave their personal belongings behind when the mall was evacuated after the roof collapsed.

Also, the Algo Centre Mall evacuees can’t enter the mall to retrieve them due to safety concerns and an ongoing investigation.

Ontario just made the following announcements regarding government-issued documents left behind at the Algo Centre Mall:

  • Furthermore, there are FREE replacements of missing, stolen or damaged health cards
  • Those who already paid for replacement documents will be reimbursed

Documents covered by the ID replacement exemption for these Elliot Lake evacuees include:

  • driver’s licences
  • vehicle registrations
  • Ontario Photo Cards
  • Outdoors Cards
  • affixed hunting and fishing licences

Please click here for more info about services at ServiceOntario Centres.

Contact Info of Elliot Lake ServiceOntario Centre:

Elliot Lake ServiceOntario Centre
50 Hillside Dr N
Elliot Lake ON P5A1X4

General Inquiry: 705-848-7133
Toll Free: 877-817-6636
Fax: 705-848-2408

Ontario, Canada: Newsroom

NEWS RELEASE

Free ID Replacement for Elliot Lake Mall Evacuees

July 13, 2012

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.

QUOTES

“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
Minister of Government Services

QUICK FACTS

  • 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.

CONTACT

John Friesen
Minister’s Office
416-326-3839

Ministry of Government Services
ontario.ca/government

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