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

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