Canada Post has recently issued a letter and survey to each holder of a mailbox at Bridge Lake Store.
The store has given notice that is will no longer be a retail partner of Canada Post.
In essence, residents, who currently use the store’s service, are being asked to choose between two options.
They could have a community mailbox service similar to a rural route, or relocate their boxes to a new retail partner similar to the Bridge Lake Store.
Residents are being asked to forward their responses to the Canada Post Retail Network.
There is talk that someone on Opax Road has put in an application, as have Bob and Anneli Goheen, owners of Interlakes Market and Sheridan Lake Market.
The Goheen application is specifically for the Sheridan facility. The store owners recently conducted a survey to find out if customers would like a post office at Sheridan, and there were many customers who signed that they would like that service.
Wayne and Terri Salter, previous Sheridan Market (formerly Sheridan Lake General Store), were Canada Post retail partners during the 2000s, but had given notice of ending the retail partnership before selling their store to the Goheens in 2009.
To date, no firm decisions have been made by Canada Post.