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Update on Response to Civic Centre Partial Roof Collapse

The City has been mobilizing resources to respond to the partial roof collapse at the Civic Centre Theatre with the priority of maintaining public safety. An update on the situation is below:

- One person suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from hospital this morning.

- Trauma counsellors have been made available to all city staff and any volunteers who need support.

- The municipal arena, pool and Collins Hall are closed and related events and programs cancelled as a precaution until crews can safely remove snow and ice buildup from their respective roofs. This may take several days to complete all facilities.

- The Recreation and Culture Department staff has relocated temporarily to City Hall. Efforts are ongoing to resume recreation programs from alternate locations where needed.

- The City is working with tenants and stakeholders like Community Living Algoma and ELATE (Elliot Lake Amateur Theatre Ensemble) to resume services as soon as possible, including alternate arrangements for the production of Shorthanded.

- The Civic Centre is closed indefinitely access strictly prohibited.

More updates will be provided as they become available.

Press Release       February 21, 2019       20h00

Lester B Pearson Civic Centre Partial Roof Collapse

ELLIOT LAKE - The roof of the Lester B Pearson Civic Centre partially collapsed during the early evening of Thursday February 21, 2019. No injuries have been reported. Elliot Lake Fire Dept. and Public Works crews were on site within minutes and have secured the scene. 

The public is being asked to refrain from accessing the site. The building, housing a 340 seat community theatre, mining museum and various administrative offices will remain closed for the foreseeable future until the City’s Chief Building Official and engineers can assess the damage.

No further details are available at this time but updates will be provided when available.

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