Vanderhoof’s post office steps are being fixed. The lead-hand at the postal office said they were a health and safety hazard. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Canada post building in Vanderhoof has some renovations underway

Old steps were a “health and safety hazard”: Vanderhoof Canada Post lead-hand.

Canada Post building in Vanderhoof is undergoing some renovation to fix the steps leading to the postal office, as they were deemed a health and safety hazard.

Vicki Richardson, lead-hand at the district’s Canada Post office said both Mayor Gerry Thiessen and MP Todd Doherty got involved to get the owner who lives in Vancouver, to fix the steps.

“It has been an issue for a while and now with a major push the owner has had to do something about it,” Richardson added.

She told the Express on Tuesday, July 21, that the construction company, Pleinad Construction has said it will take approximately four days for them to finish restructuring the steps.

Mayor Gerry Thiessen said, “This is a Federal Post Office building and there is a need for citizens of the area to have good access, winter and summer. I understood in January that the steps would be fixed, then COVID came about, but at this time, there is a real need that this issue is addressed. I want to thank our MP Todd Doherty for getting our concerns to the right people at the Federal level and I am looking forward to the building having safe access for all citizens, especially our seniors as winter approaches.”

Aman Parhar
Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express

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