Nfld. & Labrador

Natuashish fire puts a stop to mail delivery

A weekend fire in the Natuashish band council building has caused a temporary delay in the community's postal service.
A storage area being used by Canada Post was destroyed by fire in Natuashish. (RCMP)

A fire that damaged the band council building in Natuashish has also disrupted the work of the local post office. 

Canada Post had used part of the building to handle mail and parcels for residents of the Innu community in northern Labrador. 

Eugene Knapik, a media relations official with Canada Post, said the fire has put mail delivery in the area on hold.

"There's considerable damage to the mail that was in that building," said Knapik. 

The post office — which received smoke and water damage — has been shut down and all mail is currently being held in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

"We're doing everything we can to try to set up a temporary situation so that we can restore delivery," said Knapik.

Canada Post is still not clear how much mail was lost in the fire, but it hopes to have service restored in the area within the next couple of days.

In the meantime, people expecting deliveries should contact the sender to see if their items can be tracked.