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Canada Post won’t take questions until phase-out begins

Canada Post won't hold audience with Cranbrook Council until home delivery phase out begins.

Canada Post responded to Council's request to invite a representative to speak to council regarding proposed changes to postal services.

In the April 28 meeting CAO Wayne Staudt said he'd also spoken to the representative from Canada Post who told him that a delegation won't be forthcoming until the home delivery phase out is upon us.

"What the gentleman told me is that when the city's turn is up for changing home delivery here in Cranbrook, Canada Post will come out and meet with council at that time," Staudt said. "Right now we're not on their immediate radar."

Staudt said the corporation won’t be coming for a delegation at this time, but when actions are going to start to take place then Canada Post will definitely be coming to see city council.

Coun. Gerry Warner gave a notice of motion before the last meeting.

“If there’s this much time before anybody from Canada Post is going to come to talk with us, I think I’ll go ahead with that,” Warner said. “There is a lot of opposition in the country to this. Maybe it’s possible that their position could change or something.”

Mayor Wayne Stetski said he has heard concerns from the community.

“Certainly from my perspective the major concern I heard from is from seniors and people with disabilities,” Stetski said. “I see in their letter that they say Canada Post is developing alternative approaches for people with significant disabilities whom lack alternatives and whom delivery to the community mailbox will pose an unacceptable hardship. We look forward to hearing more on that.”

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