A second postal outlet opening in Ladysmith

New Canada Post outlet will open inside Ladysmith Pharmasave this week.

Ladysmith residents who need to mail Christmas cards and presents have a new option, as of this week.

With the postal service’s busiest time of the year just one week away, Canada Post is welcoming Steve Robinson and Steve Wilkinson, the pharmacists/owners of the Pharmasave at 441 First Ave. in Ladysmith, to its retail network.

The new postal outlet will open for service Thursday, Dec. 12, offering all standard Canada Post products and services, in addition to extended business hours.

“The needs of our customers are ever-changing and that is all the more apparent as we head into this very busy holiday season,” Doug Jones, senior vice-president of delivery and customer experience at Canada Post, said in a press release. “As the country’s home delivery company, Canada Post is being proactive in responding to the noticeable shift toward online shopping and use of our parcel delivery system.

“Partnering with local entrepreneurs, such as Mr. Robinson and Mr. Wilkinson, enables us to continually improve upon the services we offer and to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations in delivering the online world to all Canadians.”

The new postal outlet will offer parcel pickup, shipping, stamps, post office boxes, money orders, government forms — including Revenue Canada and Passport Canada — and debit/credit card payments. Services will be available seven days a week — Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

“Ladysmith Pharmasave is happy to be providing postal services to the town of Ladysmith and the surrounding community,” said Robinson.

“With our knowledgeable staff, expanded hours and beautiful store, we are committed to providing you the best service experience possible,” added Wilkinson.