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October 24, 2007
New community mail boxes in Bodo are shown on Saturday afternoon, October 20. ©Provost News Photo.
Bodo Post Office Closes
The Canada Post office in Bodo closed on Friday, October 19 after a 10 year contract that saw people pick up their mail at the general store in Bodo expired.

Postal worker Deb Small told The Provost News on Monday morning, October 22 that mail will be sorted in Hayter and delivered and picked up in Bodo at community mail boxes (see picture) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The mail will be put in the boxes by Cliff Pope who also delivers rural route mail in the Hayter area.

Small said her store closed two years ago and it was not worthwhile to continue operating the mail service.
Stamps can not now be purchased in Bodo and if a large package arrives Bodo residents will now have to travel to Provost to pick them up. Smaller packages arriving means a key will be left in the community box and then returned to a mail slot after the package is retrieved. Letters can be mailed outbound at the mail boxes and also at the outside of the Bodo store.

The former postal worker adds that when people came to town her store was the coffee shop and “they are going to miss it.” It was a social gathering on mail day, Small points out, with people coming for coffee and a visit —and if they got mail it was a bonus.

Local resident Sophie Heck says the people will miss the social and service aspect of the regular post office “very much” because “Deb would have coffee”, people would come in and visit “and solve all the world’s problems.” Now, says Heck there is no place to visit like that and calls it a step backward. Records show that mail first appeared in 1928 when John Stouse opened a post office (south of the future site of Bodo) known as Scheck. It was on land owned by a Mrs. Scheck and a Roman Catholic church was nearby. The railway was constructed in 1930 and Bodo appeared around that time or possibly in 1932, and the post office was moved there. Bodo was named after a town in northern Norway.

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Guy Turcotte Receives Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Energy Producers
CALGARY.—(CNW) Western Oil Sands Inc. has anounced that Guy Turcotte, chairman of the board and founder of Western, is the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Energy Producers. Turcotte, a native of Chauvin received the prestigious award at a gala awards presentation October 11 in Calgary.

Operating since 1994, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards have honoured over 2,900 finalists and awarded recipients for relentless pursuit of success epitomizing the entrepreneurial spirit and providing communities with a solid foundation for future economic growth.

Turcotte’s contribution to Western began in 1999 when he was asked to join a group of mining professionals to form the company. Since then, Western expanded significantly and the Athabasca Oil Sands project is now recognized as a world-class asset.

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This week we ask : "What’s the Farthest You Have Ever Walked or Run?"
. . . and we heard opinions from Logan Hochhausen, Ashley Bosch, Derek Bolz, Jade Miller, and Jean McClean.
Check out the October 24 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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