Community News

Sidney’s Community Mailboxes are Here to Stay

Oct 28, 2015 Editor

by Roger Stonebanks, citizen reporter

For Sidney, Canada Post’s decision to temporarily suspend the conversion across Canada of home mail delivery to community mailboxes came too late – the 110 community mailboxes constructed earlier this year went into operation on Monday (Oct. 26, 2015). If the conversion were planned for November or later – it would have been suspended.

Sidney residents were advised last May that the switch would be made in the fall for 3,300 addresses that had received home delivery.

Canada Post announced in a statement just seven days after the defeat of the Harper Government in the October 19th federal election that they are temporarily suspending future deployment of the program to convert door-to-door mail delivery to community mailboxes. You can find their complete statement HERE.