OT post delivery / Re: Ordering parts onesie twos

Paul Berger phb.hfx at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 07:17:35 CST 2020

On 2020-01-03 12:11 a.m., Brent Hilpert via cctalk wrote:
> On 2020-Jan-02, at 6:11 PM, Paul Berger via cctalk wrote:
>> On 2020-01-02 9:58 p.m., Nemo Nusquam via cctalk wrote:
>>> On 01/02/20 17:22, Ali wrote:
>>>>> Well, Canada Post stopped delivering to individual >houses years ago.
>>>> How does that work?
>>> Community mailboxes that serve a neighbourhood.  You need to trek to one to pick up your mail. (https://www.canadapost.ca/cpc/en/personal/receiving/manage-mail/community-mailbox.page)
>>> N.
>> A good part of the city where I live still has door to door delivery from Canada Post, but on the other hand the community where I grew up never did.

Resistance because people whined about having to walk a block to get 
their mail, while in many small communities the residents never had door 
to door delivery and always picked up their mail at the box lobby at the 
local post office.  Even though these where small communities, the 
majority of the residents travel further to get their mail than the vast 
majority of people who get their mail from a community box, knowing this 
I have little sympathy for the people now whining about having to pick 
up their mail from a community box.  Yes Canada Post did stop door to 
door delivery in parts of my city but did back off for now.


> At-property delivery is still present in neighbourhoods whose development predates the change in delivery policy. The change, IIRC, was sometime in the late-70s. Neighbourhoods developed (subdivision/rezoning) after the policy change get community boxes, even if immediately adjacent to a neighbourhood with at-property. A new house built in an old (pre-change) neighbourhood will still get at-property.
> At least that's the general rule as I've observed it. Canada Post has tried to get rid of at-property delivery a few times and met with resistance.

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