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Kris Svela

Kris Svela has worked in community newspapers for the past 36 years covering politics, human
interest, courts, municipal councils, and the wide range of other topics of community interest.
He recently moved back to Elliot Lake, where he was raised, and is covering stories from his
hometown, Blind River and points in between. If you have a story you believe is important
contact Kris through Elliot Lake Today

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Recent Work by Kris

Mantha unveils private member’s bill to boost medical travel grant

Mantha unveils private member’s bill to boost medical travel grant

Put forward by Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha, bill would establish advisory committee to upgrade shortfalls in travel reimbursement
'Perfect location': Blind River getting a new $10M hotel

'Perfect location': Blind River getting a new $10M hotel

Residents spoke 'loudly and clearly' about desire for brand-name lodging
Blockbuster news: Blind River movie theatre reopening

Blockbuster news: Blind River movie theatre reopening

'We are very excited to have this service return to our community': CAO-clerk
Michael Mantha: ‘My entire focus is on the riding and the constituency’

Michael Mantha: ‘My entire focus is on the riding and the constituency’

Now sitting as an Independent after allegations of workplace misconduct, Algoma—Manitoulin MPP says he is dealing with some ‘emotional scars’
Elliot Lake CAO 'relieved of his duties'

Elliot Lake CAO 'relieved of his duties'

Daniel Gagnon's departure comes three months after a judge ordered Mayor Chris Patrie removed from office
Mantha says move to independent MPP status underway without staff

Mantha says move to independent MPP status underway without staff

Algoma-Manitoulin MPP of 12 years faces 'logistical nightmare' as he prepares to return to legislature amid investigation
Elliot Lake seeks federal funds for $27-million arts centre

Elliot Lake seeks federal funds for $27-million arts centre

Proposed arts and culture centre would occupy about half of the former civic centre off Highway 108
Customers crave Penokean Hills Farms new Bruce Mines butcher shop

Customers crave Penokean Hills Farms new Bruce Mines butcher shop

The company currently has 14 employees, and Gordon expects that it will go to 20 by the end of the year
Judge orders Elliot Lake mayor removed from office

Judge orders Elliot Lake mayor removed from office

Chris Patrie says he will meet with his lawyer tomorrow to discuss next steps, including possible appeal; ruling says he should be disqualified for two years
Former Elliot Lake mall property for sale again

Former Elliot Lake mall property for sale again

The decision to sell Algo Mall property, which has has sat vacant since the mall collapse that claimed two lives, was made unanimously by newly elected council
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