Mail sort heads to Vancouver

Letters sent within Vancouver Island will be sorted in Vancouver starting Sept.16.

Canada Post will process all Vancouver Island mail in Vancouver starting Sept. 16 due to declining mail volume, annoying at least one Port Alberni councillor.

In a letter to Mayor John Douglas, Canada Post communications officer Tom Creech said all mail destined outside of Vancouver Island is already processed in Vancouver and with decline of letter mail volumes, the Vancouver facility has capacity to process mail being sent and delivered within the Island. Canada Post recently closed the post office on Argyle Street after promising to maintain a presence there in a letter dated in 2007.

Coun. Jack McLeman said Canada Post is not honouring the Canadian Postal Charter, which sets a minimum standard in providing postal service to Canadians.