The Ymir post office has been in the Endless Harvest building since February 2006. With the recent closure of the business

Ymir post office closes

The Ymir post office has closed at least temporarily, but Canada Post is hoping it will re-open soon at a new location.

The Ymir post office has closed at least temporarily, but Canada Post is hoping it will re-open soon at a new location.

Endless Harvest, an organic produce delivery business that shut its doors on Aug. 28, had been home to the post office since February 2006 under a dealer outlet model.

Canada Post spokesman Eugene Knapik said so far they haven’t found another business willing to host the post office, so it closed as of Friday afternoon and mail and parcels are being redirected to Salmo.

“We’ve given notices to our customers and we’re continuing to try to find another appropriate host business so we can reopen,” Knapik said. “There aren’t a lot of choices but I’m optimistic because we’re still at it.”

Ymir has a few other businesses, including the hotel, which previously housed the post office, as well as the Goods Ymir General Store and Cafe.

The post office opened on Aug. 1, 1897 and had never closed until last week.

 

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