Money is now available to businesses affected by the loss of the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake. Any business, regardless of whether it was in the mall, can receive up to $25,000 if it was affected by the roof-top collapse. This is an interest free loan for up to two years. The money is being provided to help businesses along while the new Pearson Plaza is built. Businesses have to apply to the East Algoma Community Futures Development Corporation for the money.