Canada Post has completed its public input process dealing with whether or not it will keep its Argyle Street postal outlet open. A final decision is expected in mid May.

Clock ticks down for Argyle Street post office closure

The Canada Post public input process regarding the closure of the Argyle Street post office is over. A final decision is expected in mid May

The feedback is in about closing the Argyle Street Canada Post outlet and all that is left to do is wait for the results.

Canada Post initiated a 30-day public consultation period about closure impacts on March 26. The process concluded on April 26.

Fewer letters, fewer stamps and less revenue prompted Canada Post to ponder whether or not the Argyle Street outlet would remain open.

According to spokesperson Anick Losier, the feedback will be collected and tabulated then reviewed by a special committee. A final decision will be made in the next few weeks. If the outlet is to close, it will do so within 30 days, she said.

People are communicating with each other more online and paying their bills that was as well, Losier said.

Canadians sent more than one billion fewer letters since 2006, she said. The drop in revenue is forcing Canada Post to make some tough choices.

“What we are trying to do is be more efficient with our network, make sure they meet the needs of the community while not becoming a burden on taxpayers,” she said.

If the Argyle outlet closes its two staffers will be absorbed into other operations, and mail can still be delivered at the Valley’s two other outlets: at Fairway Market and Pacific Rim Shopping Centre, Losier said.

Questions about what exact criterion is being used to determine the outlets fate weren’t answered.

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