A sign on the outside of 7-11 advises customers of a pending change to Canada Post service in Prince Rupert.

A sign on the outside of 7-11 advises customers of a pending change to Canada Post service in Prince Rupert.

Canada Post outlet on the move in Prince Rupert

Canada Post service offerings in Prince Rupert are about to change.

How Canada Post service is offered in Prince Rupert is changing.

The outlet location at 7-11 will be closing effective July 17, but Canada Post spokesperson John Caines said the second location isn’t closing entirely.

“They (7-11) decided they no longer wanted to be a postal franchise. We will be moving the service to Shopper’s Drug Mart in the Rupert Square Mall,” he explained.

“Shopper’s Drug Mart won’t open with full service at first, but the post office boxes for general delivery will be available right away and they will be selling stamps … Once it gets ramped up, Shopper’s Drug Mart will be a full service location.”

Caines said 7-11 made Canada Post aware of the decision to cease postal service months ago, but a second location needed to be confirmed before the closure moved ahead.

“We just needed to get everything worked out with Shopper’s, which took a little longer than we expected,” he said.

“We certainly plan to continue offering an outlet service as well as our corporate outlet on Third Avenue.”

The manager of the Prince Rupert 7-11 was not immediately available for comment.