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Canada Post shifting mail service in Sarsfield


Starting inmid-January, residents of Sars- field will have to go to the neighbourhood grocery store to collect their mail. Canada Post is shifting mail service for the village, located in the eastern rural fringe of Ottawa, to a communitymailbox setup at the Midori Market at 2950 Colonial Road. Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MP Francis Dr- ouin confirmed the change in a news release issued Jan. 5 to local media. The decision is a result of Canada Post failing in efforts to find a replacement for the position of postmaster at the Sarsfield post office site at 2781 Colonial Road. Other solutions considered and rejected included transferring all local mail service to either Cumberland or Vars. “Having Sarsfield residents travelling long distance to another location was unaccept- able tome,” stated Drouin. “I want to thank residents for bringing this issue tomy atten- tion and I also want to thank Canada Post for working collaboratively with the community towards a viable solution.” The changeover takes effect as of January 16. Canada Post has reached an agreement with Midori Market owners for a franchise postal outlet at the store to provide other postal services such as parcel pickup and purchase of stamps. The market is located next door to the former Canada Post station.

Les résidants de Sarsfield devront maintenant aller à l’épicerie du quartier pour récupérer leur courrier, acheter des timbres ou envoyer un colis. Postes Canada ferme le bureau de poste de Sarsfield et installe une boîte aux lettres communautaire pour le village. La société d’État a également conclu un contrat avec les propriétaires du marché Midori leur octroyant une franchise pour un comptoir postal au magasin, à compter de lami-janvier, pour des services comme le ramassage des colis et l’achat de timbres- poste. —photos Gregg Chamberlain

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Canada Post is now converting all current Sarsfield mail addresses to civic addresses, to work with the new setup for ordering parcels, and is sending out notices to the 148 residents and businesses affected by the changeover. The post office will also offer one year of free re-direction of mail for busi- nesses and residents to the new community postal setup, to give them all time to adapt and also notify their lists of correspondents of the changeover in mailing addresses. Anyone with concerns or comments about the change in the community mail system can phone or email the MP’s office at 6123-992-0490 or Francis.Drouin@parl.

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