Friday, November 02, 2007

Rural mailboxes unsafe

According to, a Canadian mail carrier is currently conducting a three-year assessment of all 843,000 rural mailboxes across the country after having received some 1,000 complaints from postal carriers operating in these areas over the last 18 months.

Prior to 2006 Canada Post would visit homeowners of problem mailboxes if there was an incident or a complaint, but now Canada Post is being more proactive.

In some cases owners are being asked to move their mailbox to a safer area. In other cases they can either use alternatives such a community mailboxes, piggyback on their neighbor's mailbox, or receive free lockbox service at a local post office or local outlet offering postal services, such as pharmacies.

Rural mailboxes represent about six percent of Canada Post's 14 million points of delivery.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM