September 30, 2013 - 12:43 PM
KAMLOOPS – Canada Post has seen a decline of more than 20 per cent over the last five years, which has led to the decision to replace the downtown Kamloops Post Office with a new Postal Service Centre model.
The postal centre will be operational with a couple months and will feature a new configurations to help the centre operate more efficiently, according to Tom Creech, officer for Canada Post delivery operations communications.
Hours will change slightly, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. instead of opening at 8:30 a.m., and most retails products and services will still be available though people looking for collectible stamp and coin collections will have to go to another location or online. Postal boxes at the office will not change, addresses and key access will be maintained.
In a letter to council Creech says staff levels may change but jobs will not be lost as a result of the change.
The company reported a loss of $104 million in the second quarter this year and would have had a $58 million loss in the first quarter if it wasn't for the sale of the downtown Vancouver plant for $109 million, which lifted it to a $51 million gain. The company has been meeting with the public in communities across the country to discuss potential upcoming changes what it could mean for those using the service.
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