Historic Battleford post office set to reopen in April

By Angela Brown
March 6, 2018 - 4:00pm

Battleford residents will have more to look forward to than just warmer weather this spring, as the old post office is set to reopen next month.

"Canada Post had reached out to the town and confirmed that mid-April is their target date," Mayor Ames Leslie said. "It was supposed to be January or February, but I think it would be well worth it to have post office being used again."

Leslie said he hopes the town and Canada Post can work together to have a grand reopening ceremony. The mayor said he would like to see some way to commemorate all the hard work the current building owners, Cassandra Germsheid and her husband Jesse Crozier, and Canada Post have contributed to the century-old building.

Germsheid and Crozier completed extensive renovations to the building in the fall of 2017. The work included upgrades to the building exterior such cleaning the brickwork, painting the roof, and painting the exterior doors. The interior work involved upgrading the building plumbing and electrical systems, and flooring.  

The downtown post office building closed in October 2015 due to a number of health and safety issues that have now been addressed. In the interim, the post office was run out of a temporary location.

 

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