Post office on solid ground
Canada Post in process of recruiting new postmaster for Coley’s Point
An official with Canada Post has allayed concerns that the federally operated post office in Coley’s Point might close.
Denise Corra, the corporation’s communications manager for Atlantic Canada, told The Compass April 20 thatthe process of recruiting a new postmaster for the Bay Roberts outlet has begun.
“ We have no plans to close that office,” Corra said.
The former postmaster, Bill Dawe, retired earlier this month.
Concerns about a possible closure were raised by the Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Associ- ation (CPAA) in a letter to the Town of Bay Roberts. The CPAA also sent letters to residents of Coley’s Point, asking that they bring their concerns to the federal government.
The letter to the town council, which was written by Louise Ade, the provincial president of the CPAA, was on the agenda at council’s April 12 meeting.
The CPAA called on the town to endorse a resolution that asks the Government of Canada order the management of Canada Post to stop the practice of closing rural post offices.
After some discussion among