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Elko residents angered by loss of post office - The Free Press Turns 115 Years

November 4 1990

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On Aug.. 1, 1899, the Elko post office was opened. This January, after 91 years of service, it will be one of the many rural post offices in Canada that will be shutting down for good.

The closing is a result of Canada Post’s retail postal office program. According to Doug McLelland, from public relations of Canada Post, corporate rural post office outlets, on average are operating at a loss five times higher than their revenues.

To save money, all rural post offices across Canada are being closed so more economical service outlets can be found.

The retail side of the post office, selling stamps, sending packages and providing courier service, are taken over by merchants. McLelland said that the retail outlet will offer all the same postal products that were offered by the corporate post office outlet

He also added that retail outlet will be incorporated in a store so it should be open longer then the Elko post office

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