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Canada Post Addressing Accessibility of New Mailboxes

August 12, 2014 8:05 AM | News

Canada Post Community Mailbox


Canada Post is reaching out to Winnipeg residents concerned over accessibility issues regarding new community mailboxes.

Door-to-door mail delivery will come to an end in the coming years as Canada Post installs the boxes in the neighbourhoods across the city as part of widespread cost-cutting measures.

“We are now in the process of mailing out questionnaires to every person that informed us they may require some form of assistance when they are transitioned later this year,” a spokesperson said.

Canada Post says they will have various options at no charge to accommodate customers who will continue to face challenges accessing their mail. Such options will be offered permanently or temporarily, such as for the winter months.

The Crown corporation also gauged public input when it came to designing the new boxes, while also addressing mail and parcel security concerns

A nationwide poll released in May revealed 60% of Canadians would prefer to have mail delivered to households as opposed to a community mailbox.