Residents couldn't figure out where their CPU had gone! Canada Post spokeswoman Anick Losier confirmed the mailbox was taken out by a car that spun out of control overnight Saturday and slammed into the mailbox, “practically ripping it out of the ground.” Police had no record of the collision, though it is possible the accident went unreported.
They have ordered this in bulk, and they are very poor quality. You can see they are very different from the original ones, placed in the new attempt to eliminate all letter carriers.
Canada Post Corporation, and its affiliate Purolator Courier Ltd.,:(2006 article)
- collected, processed and delivered 9.23 billion pieces of mail and parcels during the 1997-98 fiscal year
- serves 35 million Canadians,
- served 900 000+ businesses and public institutions,
- delivers an average of 37 million pieces of mail,
- processes through 22 major plants to over 12.7 million addresses in Canada.
The majority of us wanted reduced delivery, not getting converted to those dreaded CPUs. It doesn't bother some of the young people, with email, Twitter and electronic devices, but many of us cannot depend upon technology. Ours goes out in a storm. And, what happens when a spouse dies? The mail doesn't come to our door, and family must figure out how to access the electronics.
Those of us in rural settings still have our mailboxes. They are prone to poisonous Wild Parsnip, ice, snow ploughs and wind, and young men with baseball bats.
What's wrong with the new CPUs?They’ve tried hot water, wood alcohol, heated keys and de-icing solutions, but some frustrated Ottawa residents still can’t get into their community mailboxes frozen shut by last week’s freezing rain. The Citizen reports the same difficulties in Charlottetown, PEI; Saguenay, Quebec, and Oakville, in southern Ontario.
Canada Post in modern day
What's wrong with them? Those who are physically disabled, frail, or people working nights, are colliding with neighbours as they attempt to access their mailboxes. They've been installed in stupid places, in crowded city streets, blocking the view, or clocking traffic patterns.
- They don't survive Canadian winters.
- There were many incidents of theft over Christmas.
- They are putting many people out of work.
- They are built for USA winters.
- They have outsourced to the US, when Canadians need work.
I worked for Canada Post in the summer. It was during my high school years, grades 10 - 13 (1972 - 1975). They introduced the modern Postal Code in 1971. It was in Pay and Services, firstly in the Scarborough Postal Plant in Toronto.