Last Monday, Canada Post officially began phasing out its door to door mail delivery service. Almost 10,000 businesess and 75,000 homes from Halifax to Calgary will cease to have Canada Post deliver their mail directly to their homes leaving seniors and people with disabilities at unease and possibly unable to get their mail.
As Canada Post, puts an end to it’s door to door delivery service, residents of the Newton Neighbourhood in Surrey have become victims of a series of rampant break-ins. Community mailboxes are being broken into over and over again with little to no response from the multi-billion dollar Crown Corporation.
(Larry Heran, pictured left, almost lost his official NBA Season Ticket Agreement.)
Most recently, residents in the 6900blk of 126a Street have had their community mailboxes broken into several times over the last couple weeks. Surrey Resident and NBA Season ticket holder Larry Heran (Air Jordan hat (L) pictured with NBA Raptors Superfan Nav Bhatia (R)) almost had his official agreement stolen. Larry, who was sending the agreement to the Los Angeles Lakers Headquarters in California said he was “lucky” that one of his neighbours noticed the letter had fallen into another mailslot that was unsecured due to a break in and notified him right away.
(VIDEO: Larry Heran shows us his vandalized mailbox.)
Another family down the street has started a petition drive to have the old community mailboxes removed from their particular location and are hoping for an updated version of a more secure mailbox that can not be easily tapered with.
The Crown Corporation which was originally founded in 1867 as Royal Mail Canada made it public earlier this year that Metro Vancouver is the mail theft capital of Canada. As residents in Surrey rally to bring about change to the security and protection of their identities, Canada Post is getting ready for another battle with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) which represents about 54,000 members, most of which are Canada Post workers.
With poor and weak infrastructure which lacks serious security and protective abilitities holding the private mail and identities of millions of Canadians coast to coast, up to 8,000 Canadian jobs being cut from door to door delivery directly affecting seniors and people with disabilities and a federal election less than a year away, don’t be surprised if you see Canadians making a stand in retaliation!
Effective October 20th
Postal codes for the first communities and the approximate number of affected addresses are:
T2B, T3J neighbourhoods, affecting 10,450 addresses
Fort McMurray, Alta.
T9H, T9J, T9K (8,450 addresses)
R2P, R2V (12,500 addresses)
K2K, K2L, K2M (7,900 addresses)
J7A (3,350 addresses)
J6Z (2,550 addresses)
J6Z (2,750 addresses)
J5Z (1,300 addresses)
J5Y, J5Z, J6A (14,400 addresses)
In Halifax, neighbourhoods in the Lower Sackville and Bedford areas
B4A, B4B, B4C, B4E, B4G (9,950 addresses)
L6H, L6J, L6K, L6L, L6M (26,400 addresses. *Will cease getting service by mid-November)
source: Global News