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General News · 4th December 2021
Mary Clare Preston
Phase 3 of the Renovation to the building that houses the Whaletown Post Office is almost complete and it all looks and feels great. It has kind of turned in to a mini-showcase of local value added forest products. The lumber which was all donated: hemlock wainscoting made by Ellingsen Woods, and Douglas fir boards for the trim, milled by Ron Wolda, is from the community forest. A group of skilled volunteer labourers put in a lot of time to do a beautiful job insulating and putting it all together. Thank you so much to Bruce Harrison, Bill Wheeler and Mike Brown. Brett Richardson came through at the last minute and did a very professional job on the mudding of the drywall. And the trim… well again Mike, it is so beautiful. Cortes Island Douglas Fir trim.

There were donations of cash from folks that really helped pay for most of the materials that were not donated. So we’ve got a building now that will be a cozy warm place for workers, with more space for parcels, and a warm country comfortable customer area to come to collect your mail through. What a great community effort. Many Thanks.

With the Holiday Season coming up, please note that on the next three Tuesdays, there will be deliveries to Cortes, so the Whaletown PO will be open from 8:30 until 4:30 on those three Tuesdays before Christmas. Though we have a little more space in the back, it still will be full to the brim this Holiday Season, so we really appreciate when you check your mail frequently, especially if you are expecting parcels. And remember kids, we do deliver to the North Pole, if there is anyone there you would like to contact - H0H 0H0