News

City challenges Canada Post plan

Canada Post will get some priority mail over its plans to scrap door-to-door delivery.

Vernon council will write the Crown corporation and express opposition to the lack of consultation about moving from residential mail service to community mail boxes.

“There’s been no consultation about these changes and there’s been no opportunity to provide input on the implications,” said Coun. Juliette Cunningham.

It’s not known when door-to-door delivery could end in Vernon and when neighbourhood mail boxes would be installed.

“There are challenges about where the boxes would be located,” said Cunningham.

“If they are on the city right-of-way, there is an issue of maintenance and there’s also litter.”

Cunningham also believes mail boxes could negatively impact traffic flow in some neighbourhoods.

There is also a concern that the mail boxes could be targeted by thieves.

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Railway future still uncertain
 
Welcome mat rolled out
 
Reel Reviews: Fury rides into horrors of war
Soldier killed in Parliament Hill siege
 
UPDATE: B.C. legislature to get security scanner
 
Security stepped up in B.C. after attacks in Ottawa
Penticton rolls out the red carpet for WestJet
 
Diverse group of panelists discuss potential pros and cons of LNG in Prince Rupert
 
City of Prince Rupert to apply for intervenor status in Enbridge review

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.