12,500 Winnipeg Addresses First Batch to Move to Community Mailboxes
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Canada Post has announced the first batch of 11 communities across Canada where mail will be delivered to new community mailboxes beginning in the fall of 2014. 12,500 addresses in north Winnipeg is part of that first batch. This is the first stage of a five-year national initiative involving roughly 5 million addresses.

Those with postal codes that start with R2P and R2V will be affected. They include sections of the Maples, West Kildonan, East Kildonan and the North End.

The 11 communities and the approximate number of affected addresses are:

  • some neighbourhoods in Calgary, Alta. (10,450 addresses)
  • Fort McMurray, Alta. (8,450 addresses)
  • some neighbourhoods in Winnipeg, Man. (12,500 addresses)
  • Oakville, Ont. (26,400 addresses)
  • Ottawa, Ont., neighbourhoods in Kanata (7,900 addresses)
  • Rosemère, Que. (3,350 addresses)
  • Lorraine, Que. (2,550 addresses)
  • Bois-des-Filion, Que. (2,750 addresses)
  • Charlemagne, Que. (1,300 addresses)
  • Repentigny, Que. (14,400 addresses)
  • Halifax, N.S., neighbourhoods in the Lower Sackville and Bedford areas (9,950 addresses)

The neighbourhoods that have been chosen are near areas that already have community mailboxes which makes them most suitable for early conversion.

There will be no change in delivery for:

  • people living in apartment buildings, seniors’ buildings and condominiums who have mail delivered in the building lobby
  • customers who have mail delivered to a rural mailbox at the end of a driveway
  • business addresses if they are in well-established business areas, such as main streets or “business corridors,” or receive a relatively large volume of mail or parcels

Affected residents will soon receive an information package from Canada Post in the mail as well as a feedback form. Seniors and Canadians with disabilities can put in a request to have the community mailbox located closer to their home. Canada Post will use the feedback form to determine the best suitable locations for the community mailboxes.