Two years after the former Conservative government decided to close nine Veterans Affairs offices nationwide, five of them have re-opened.
And Saskatoon’s office is one of the five, much to the delight of Kathleen McBurney, the Commanding Officer of the Canadian Forces Ammunitions Depot Dundurn.
She says this is important for veterans who need transitional services, mental health, or disability support.
In December 2014, the closure of the office forced 14 people to look for new work, and case files were moved to other branches in the process.
Seven staff will now be serving 29-hundred veterans in the downtown office.