Inching to mail solution on Farrow Street in Kitimat

A solution could potentially be on the horizon for mail delivery on Farrow Street.

Although mail is still not being delivered to homes on Farrow Street there is a hope at the end of the tunnel.

Kitimat Council recently received word from Canada Post via a letter that representatives of the mail organization will be working with the town to find a solution.

“We appreciate that you and your council have taken steps to strengthen fines and enforcement options in your animal control bylaws,” wrote Robert Sawka, director or operations for Vancouver Island and Coastal regions for Canada Post.

He later wrote, “an agreement to resume delivery to Farrow Street should also stipulate next steps in the event this dog becomes a problem at some point in the future.”

Sawka said in his letter that there is a specific dog on the street which has been a problem for mail carriers, but which would not cause any incidents for months at a time.

Sawka concluded the letter saying he has instructed his representatives to contact the staff at the District of Kitimat and the Humane Society “to arrange a meeting in an effort to resolve this matter.”

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for the District of Kitimat, Warren Waycheshen, told councillors that there have been some talks with Canada Post representatives.

Waycheshen said in an e-mail to the Northern Sentinel last week that although mail is still not being delivered at this time, he and the manager at the humane society continue to work on a solution to get mail to be delivered. He didn’t know at this time what the successful plan would look like.

Meanwhile councillors have passed third reading and are expected to shortly adopt an updated bylaw for animal control in town, partly in response to the issue of mail delivery on Farrow.

Notable portions of the bylaw include higher impoundment fees. A second impoundment of a dog within 24 months will cost the pet owner $60, a third to cost $100, and a fourth to cost $300. At five times the fee is $500.

Impounding a dog considered “dangerous” would also incur a $300 fee.

A dangerous dog would be defined as any dog which has killed or seriously injured a person or animal, has a known tendency to attack humans or animals without provocation, has bitten or attacked aggressively pursued a person or animal without provocation, or a dog which a control officer has reasonable grounds to believe the dog is likely to kill or seriously injure a person.

A dangerous dog at large would also result in a $300 fine.

Just Posted

New Coast Guard radar boosts marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast

Six radar installations set up for Georgia Strait to Queen Charlotte Strait to Prince Rupert

B.C. Legions in need of young members to continue aiding veterans into the future

Lest we forget what thousands of men and women did to fight for Canada’s freedoms – but without new membership, many Legion chapters face dwindling numbers

Kitimat commits itself to the global fight against polio

Mayor Phil Germuth signs a proclamation

$2 million landfill capping complete

The purpose is to minimize potential leaching of contaminants from the site.

Pipeline company urges rejection of many seeking intervener status in jurisdictional hearings

Those seeking to participate include District of Kitimat and Haisla Nation

Winter weather hits parts of Canada

As some parts of the country brace for cold, parts of B.C. remain warmer than 10 C

Doctor’s note shouldn’t be required to prove you’re sick: poll

70% of Canadians oppose allowing employers to make you get a sick note

German-born B.C. man warns against a ‘yes’ vote on proportional representation

Agassiz realtor Freddy Marks says PR in his home country shows party elites can never be voted out

Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Saskatchewan college honours memory of Humboldt Broncos coach

Darcy Haugan wore jersey No. 22 when he was a star player with the Briercrest College Clippers

Liberals to act quickly if Saturday midnight deal deadline breached: source

Oh Friday, Canadian Union of Postal Workers said it would not bring the latest offers to a vote of its members

Police probe several allegations of sex assault at Toronto school

Police say they have learned of other incidents of alleged assault and sexual assault

B.C. referendum ballot count jumps to 18% returned, Elections B.C. says

New count adds ballots received, but not screened for authenticity

Dead killer whale discovered on Nootka Island

“This is very concerning to our people.”

Most Read