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Edmonton’s Community Canada Post Mailbox Break Ins are on the Rise this Christmas Season

Well this sucks. Community Canada Post mailboxes have been getting broken into more frequently this Christmas season.

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The assumption is they’re looking for monetary Christmas gifts and small packages – despite packages having to be picked up at local Canada Post depots around Christmas time.

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In April of this year, over 500 mailboxes were broken into in Ardmore and Fort Kent, Alberta. Four people were arrested. They were all male, one 25, one 18, and two 17 year olds.

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If these break ins weren’t enough – what about the flyer and junk mail littering problem?

CHARGES MAY APPLY Subject: Fixer photo for Mon. Nov. 14 (to go with ci-fixernov13) On 2011-11-12, at 8:19 PM, Lakey, Jack wrote: Cut line info: Discarded flyers and junk mail litter the area around a Canada Post community mailbox on City View Blvd. in Vaughan, north of Major Mackenzie Dr. JACK LAKEY/TORONTO STAR - NOV. 8, 2011. IMG_4490.JPG

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Maybe these community boxes should have 24 hour CCTV pointed toward them? Maybe the keys to enter these mailboxes should be more secure?

What are your thoughts on these community mailboxes? Are you for them or against them?

 

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  1. Bring back door to door delivery. And don’t mail gifts! Such a risk

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    • Yeah I understand that that’s the situation for some families, which sucks 🙁 if you send throughout the year that’s less risky for sure! But around the Christmas season everyone steals.

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    • Unfortunately for some families, like mine, mailing gifts is needed. My spouse “adopted” mother (no formal paperwork signed, but he feels like she is his mother) lives in B.C. and we live here. She is unable to travel due to medical reasons and right now we are unable to afford the cost of 3 tickets there and back. So she sends us gifts and other little packages throughout the year to help us out.

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  2. Sharon Swan Sharon Swan says:

    against them .. now the theives don’t have to go door to door .. they make it one stop theiving … this is not a good thing for me either as am a disability person … so do you think I should call the DATS bus and get him to take me the 3 or 4 blocks in my neighbourhood and then back again a couple times a week .. how do you think they would like that …

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    • Ange Freer Ange Freer says:

      Ok. I am guessing it is an area that was built with Community Mailboxes configured into the neighbourhood. Unlike the areas that recently lost their door to door, I am not sure you would qualify for the weekly Wednesday delivery. That’s not to say it isn’t worth a try. I mean hey, if they’re offering it for those who recently underwent the conversion, then realistically, they should offer the same service for ALL peoples with mobility issues. Right?! Give this number here a call Mon-Fri and ask to speak with the supervisor who oversees your area. What have you got to lose (780)944-3407 good luck!

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    • I could be wrong but I think there’s exceptions available when it comes to disability or immobility. I feel canada post would offer an option for you….

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    • Sharon Swan Sharon Swan says:

      not sure .. am waiting to find out when they put the boxes in .. but will definitely look into that .. thanks .. never thought of that ..

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    • I saw a news story about it when they first introduced this but can’t quite remember the outcome. I hope they come up with a reasonable solution for you…

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    • Ange Freer Ange Freer says:

      Unless you live in Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Millwoods, and west of 104st to Terwillegar area (and any newly developed neighbourhoods, you will NOT see any further CMBs erected.

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    • Ange Freer Ange Freer says:

      Sharon Swan, I would encourage you to contact the location where your mail is prepared and deliver from. As someone with mobility issues, you can arrange to have the carrier deliver your mail to your door every Wednesday. Might I ask what area you live in?

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    • Sharon Swan Sharon Swan says:

      thank you Charlene

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    • Sharon Swan Sharon Swan says:

      Ange Freer Castledowns / Dunluce area

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    • Sharon Swan Sharon Swan says:

      Ange Freer … thank you so much .. will do .. and will let you know back on here .. ]

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    • Canada Post delivers to my mom’s door once per week as she has disability issues. Just contact them and get a medical form filled out by your dr.

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  3. I had two packages come through Canada Post this season, both of which were left in my community mailbox. I was hoping for pick-up cards but that didn’t happen.
    Fortunately, ours haven’t been hit but I am still against them.

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  4. I think video surveillance would be at good idea at these locations

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  5. Kathleen Rae Kathleen Rae says:

    I am so thankful that the Liberal Government ended the community mail box program. I am also thankful for having a postie who delivers mail, especially after having a hip replacement.

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  6. i never recieved some gift cards sent to me and wouldnt ya know i should of had them last week but I assumed either mail carrier or who knows but ill never get them #Hatethesemailboxes

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  7. All this blablabla, just chain the thieven to the community mailbox so everyone can kick them in the nuts. That will set an example.

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  8. Katie Gabler Katie Gabler says:

    hate them. I drove home one day and the CP Employee put the mail in and never locked the door shut. every single compartment could have been raided. my delivery is also so inconsistent that going to the box everyday is pointless. I have also had such a negative experience with CP when I moved that I hate the entire organization with every fiber of my being.

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  9. surprise, surprise. As soon as I heard they were coming I knew they would be ripped open.

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  10. Shawn Walsh Shawn Walsh says:

    What’s happening to the world? This is sick.

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  11. Sharon Swan Sharon Swan says:

    I also had a parcel delivered to me the other day .. and post driver did not ring the door bell .. he just dropped or threw not sure which in to a pile of dirty slush that was in the corner of the sidewalk .. my renter picked it up and package must have gone splat .. as dirty watery snow was on top of the parcel as well …. and it was the right size that he could have put in the mailbox as I have a large capacity box …

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  12. The litter is not a canada post issue. That’s a lazy/inconsiderate citizen issue.
    Theft is common. If its not your mailbox, it’s you car, your garage, etc. Although surveillance is not a bad idea.

    I can understand why canada post is removing door to door which meams lower operating costs. I know that’s not the nicest approach but thisnis business people. Businesses do not operate to end in the red……. on top of that it encourages citizens to use other methods, such as email. Less paper is better for the environment, is it not?

    Other than those who are disabled or have low mobility, anyone else against this is only upset by the inconvenience of it. And to that I say, get over it!

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  13. Ange Freer Ange Freer says:

    For ANYONE who is experiencing an alarming rate of Community Mailbox thefts, is experiencing problems with unsafe sites due to snow and ice build up, litter, frozen locks, etc … I would strongly encourage you to do the following … Contact a) your member of parliament and hold the Liberal Government to task with their campaign promise to restore Door to Door delivery, b) contact the local Canadian Union of Postal Workers local president @ (780) 423-9000 you could also call the Canadian Union of Postal Workers National office in Ottawa @ 1 (613) 236-7238

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