By Barb McKay
Kincardine’s Service Ontario office on Highway 21 is closed until further notice because there is no one to staff it.
A notice was posted on the front door of Service Ontario on April 1 stating that the office is temporarily closed due to a staffing shortage. A spokesperson from the ministry of government and consumer services confirmed that the office would be closed until further notice.
“Due to unforeseen reasons the service provider who operated the Service Ontario centre in Kincardine chose to exit the business abruptly, and the centre closed on April 1, 2019,” Harry Malhi said in an email. “Service Ontario is currently looking into finding a new service provider to deliver services in the community.”
In the meantime, anyone who needs to access services through Service Ontario can visit centres in Port Elgin at 559 Goderich Street, Unit 119; Paisley at 434 Queen Street South; or Walkerton at 203 Cayley Street. More than 40 services including health card renewals, can be accessed online at www.ontario.ca/page/serviceontario.