POLITICS

Key dates related to Algo Centre Mall collapse in Elliot Lake, Ont.

06/21/2013 10:05 EDT | Updated 08/21/2013 05:12 EDT
ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. - A chronology of events related to last year's collapse of the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake, Ont.:

_ 1976: Algoma Central Properties asks architect James Keywan to design new mall.

_ 1979: Construction starts on $12-million Algo Centre Mall with John Kadlec as structural engineer.

_ 1980: First tenants occupy completed mall. Leaking soon occurs.

_ June 1999: Mall sold to Elliot Lake Retirement Living.

_ August 2005: Bob Nazarian, under name Eastwood Mall Inc., buys the mall for $6.2 million.

_ December 2009: Fireproofing applied to steel beam with weld that failed but rust not reported.

_ March 2012: Mall management pleads guilty to two fire-code infractions. Fined $5,000.

_ April 2012: Inspection report by engineer Bob Wood sounds no structural alarm.

_ June 23, 2012: Rooftop garage caves in, killing Lucie Aylwin, 37, Doloris Perizzolo, 74, and injuring several other people.

_ June 24, 2012: Heavy Urban Search and Rescue Team arrives from Toronto.

_ June 25, 2012: Searchers call off rescue effort hours after detecting signs of life in rubble.

_ June 27, 2012: Bodies of the two victims are recovered.

_ July 20, 2012: Province announces inquiry into the tragedy under Commissioner Paul Belanger.

_ March 4, 2013: Public inquiry begins hearings.

_ June 23, 2013: Residents mark one-year anniversary of tragedy.

SOURCE:The Canadian Press/Elliot Lake Inquiry.