New postmaster hired for Silver Water location

Also under threat the Silver Water post office was saved from closure last fall.

SILVER WATER—The Silver Water post office will definitely remain in the community with a new postmaster having been hired to start in early March.

“We are pleased to say the Canada Post office in Silver Water will continue to operate and the service will remain in the same location as it has in the past on the Stop 540 restaurant property,” said Eugene Knapik, of the Canada Post Corporation (CPC), last Friday.

“We have offered and hired a person to take over the position of postmaster and she will start on March 2,” said Mr. Knapik. The Recorder has learned that Guinevere Martin has been hired as the new postmaster.

“It has been a long process to get this all done and we interviewed several candidates for the position. We are pleased that the Canada Post services will continue in Silver Water,” added Mr. Knapik.

Last fall, when the previous postmaster had announced her retirement, there had been concern that the Canada Post office would be closed. But the community voiced its concerns about the post office and they, along with Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes, had campaigned for the office to remain in the community. “I am very pleased to hear that the post office will continue to operate in the community,” Ms. Hughes told the Recorder on Wednesday.

Tom Sasvari