Future unclear for post office
Aug. 30, 2016
To the Editor,
Many folks are well aware of the changes that the Gooderham Post Office is facing. I have had opportunity to speak with many and have realized that they are under the impression that this is a decision made by Canada Post. I would like to make it clear that these changes were not initiated by and did not come from Canada Post. These changes are a direct result from a decision made by the Highlands East council.
Our petition stands now at 400 signatures and continues to grow and it would seem it also continues to be disregarded by Highlands East council. The contract is due to end in approximately three weeks and we have yet to have the public meeting we were promised. Because of this negligence we are left guessing as to what will happen with our mail come Sept. 12.
It should also be noted that in an area where unemployment and poverty levels are high, we will also be looking at the displacement of one full-time and two casual part-time employees.