Keep it “friendly”: Canada Post announces temporary hours for Cambridge Bay post office
“Please understand we are not operating under normal circumstances and delays are a reality,” Canada Post says
The Cambridge Bay post office reoponed this week with new staff, announced Canada Post Thursday, Dec. 17 in a news release.
The post office closed Monday, Dec. 14 after postmaster Bo Wallenius and the other full-time employee Jim Patterson quit, blaming rude customers, some of whom Wallenius said made racist comments or accused them of stealing parcels.
“We ask that you keep the post office friendly,” stated Canada Post in a news release announcing plans to restore service.
“Please understand we are not operating under normal circumstances and delays are a reality.”
Wallenius made his reasons for quitting public, by posting a sign on the post office window. It said, “Due to continued rudeness by some people, I quit. Have fun trying to get you parcels. Bo.”
“I have put up with racism and other remarks and been accused of theft, taking people’s mail and things of that nature for 11 years. I decided I had enough,” Wallenius told Nunatsiaq News on Monday evening.
Canada Post published this schedule of temporary hours:
- Tuesday, Dec. 15 to Friday, Dec. 18: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday, Dec. 19 and Sunday, Dec. 20: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 21 to Wednesday, Dec. 23: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Thursday, Dec. 24 to Monday, Dec. 28: Closed
- Tuesday, Dec. 29 and Wednesday, Dec. 30: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Thursday, Dec. 31 and Friday, Jan. 1: Closed