TORONTO – Eight regional Veterans Affairs offices are shutting down across the country Friday.
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Offices in Kelowna, B.C., Saskatoon, Brandon, Man., Thunder Bay, Ont., Windsor, Ont., Sydney, N.S., Charlottetown and Corner Brook, N.L. – are slated to shut down Friday as part of a move to more online and remote services. A ninth office has already closed in Prince George, B.C.
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Below we take a closer look at the eight regional Veterans Affairs offices set to close (Editor’s note: Location of markers are approximate):