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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

Email
kcsvela56@vianet.ca

Recent Work by Kris

Elliot Lake chooses new mayor, ousts most of council

Elliot Lake chooses new mayor, ousts most of council

Only incumbent to return to council is Norman Mann
Elliot Lake woman finds long-lost siblings at age 83

Elliot Lake woman finds long-lost siblings at age 83

Judith Ann Pitre, who was adopted when she was three months old, reunited with her biological siblings after being discovered on social media
Blind River council seat has no takers

Blind River council seat has no takers

That's even after the nomination deadline was extended — new council will have to appoint someone to fill the seat
Sault diocese bishop said pope's apology was 'very moving'

Sault diocese bishop said pope's apology was 'very moving'

The Bishop shared his thoughts reflecting on the injustices inflicted on indigenous people and the residential school system
Victim of fatal Christmas Eve ATV rollover was retired OPP officer

Victim of fatal Christmas Eve ATV rollover was retired OPP officer

Death of Philip Nowiski, was 'shock to all of us,' says OPP Community Safety officer Phil Young
Two killed in Saturday morning Elliot Lake house fire

Two killed in Saturday morning Elliot Lake house fire

The 64-year-old homeowner and a tenant living in the basement both perished in the early morning blaze
Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs supporters slow Hwy. 17 traffic at Blind River

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs supporters slow Hwy. 17 traffic at Blind River

Highway 17 traffic slow down and information picket was organized in solidarity with Indigenous people blocking construction of a pipeline through their traditional territories
Doctor recruitment nets two new physicians in Blind River

Doctor recruitment nets two new physicians in Blind River

Chad Workman and Kathleen Murphy joining local health team
'Lengthy' process to check structural integrity of Blind River municipal buildings after snow load issues

'Lengthy' process to check structural integrity of Blind River municipal buildings after snow load issues

Hospital and library were temporarily closed due to heavy snow loads on the roofs of the buildings
<updated>Photos: </updated>Roof at Elliot Lake civic centre collapses

Photos: Roof at Elliot Lake civic centre collapses

The collapse happened in the auditorium around 6:30 p.m. Three people were in the auditorium at the time but were able to get out unharmed