To the Editor,
In June Scotiabank announced the closure of branches in Wilberforce (leaving no branches in Haliburton County) and Maynooth (leaving one branch in northern Hastings County in Bancroft). This sparked a local uproar, including from Haliburton Highlands East Reeve Dave Burton and Agnew’s General Store in Wilberforce, Foodland and other businesses and citizens.
Both communities have viable post offices according to Canada Post’s website. The post office department had a postal banking service up until the 1960s. There is no reason this could not be re-established to assist local communities like Wilberforce and Maynooth.