More Winnipeg Neighbourhoods ID’d for Community Mailboxes

Canada Post Community Mailbox

Canada Post MapCanada Post has outlined two more Winnipeg neighbourhoods that will see the transition to community mailboxes in early summer 2015.

Residents with postal codes beginning with R2R and R2X will be converted from door-to-door mail delivery to the community system. This represents an additional 11,186 addresses to the 12,882 addresses that are currently in the process of being converted for 2014. About 152 businesses will also be affected.

Canada Post spokesperson Daria Hill says within the next couple of days, each affected resident will receive an information package with a mail-in survey.

“The package will tell them how they can express their priorities and preferences about their new delivery method. This is a process we are currently using with our 2014 conversion process and it has provided very useful insights and facilitated our planning with the city planning department to help us choose safe, suitable locations,” Hill said.

The corporation announced the changes last December as part of a five-point plan to cut costs due to a drop in postal use.

Canada Post says no regular full-time or part-time employee will lose their job as a result of the initiative.