Community Mailboxes

Canada Post says that our community, like everyone else in Canada, will eventually be receiving mail through community mailboxes. Indeed, some of the in-fill housing developments in our neighbourhood are already receiving their mail this way.

We should think ahead about where we would like these mailboxes to be located. Here is the newest design announced by Canada Post, as reported in the National Post article.  Continue reading

Postal delivery to end

Typical community mailbox

Canada Post announced today that they plan to end of postal delivery as most of us know it in our Sir John Franklin community area.

Daily home delivery to our door will convert to community mailboxes, known to many as ‘super mailboxes’ or other names. This will present a big adjustment for people, especially those with mobility issues or tight schedules. The steady decline in reliance on postal services has already seen a higher proportion of unwanted mail to ‘real’ mail and the removal of some of our local places to drop items to be posted.

Because ours is a long-established urban neighbourhood, we are amongst the third of Canadians who may be unfamiliar with including going somewhere beyond our front door to get our mail. Rural customers and new neighbourhoods throughout the country have had to do this for years.

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