Nunavut community frustrated with temporary post office closure
Rankin Inlet’s post office scheduled to re-open July 16
Rankin Inlet’s post office has closed temporarily while Canada Post looks to hire new staff for the local office.
The post office closed on Thursday, July 11, for “staffing reasons beyond our control,” Canada Post said in an email to Nunatsiaq News.
A sign posted on the post office’s front door invited job applicants to apply for work.
“We are earnestly searching for a full-time employee, including reaching out to community leaders, and we believe the hiring process will be successful in short time,” the agency said on July 12.
“We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience.”
Canada Post said the local post office would re-open with full service next Tuesday, July 16.
But residents of the Kivalliq community say Tuesday is too long a closure for people waiting on important deliveries.
“Rankin has daily flights [with] so much mail in and out,” one resident posted to Facebook. “[It’s] not fair to those waiting on their cheques, or other important mail.”