Postal change problems

community mail boxes are unsuitable for communities like Oak Bay with high numbers of seniors

The forced transition to community mail boxes has begun.

It was brought to my attention by a very knowledgeable individual that Canada Post tried to do this about 25 years ago. At that time, Oak Bay (I’m not sure which other jurisdictions were involved) apparently informed Canada Post that they were not permitted to erect any of these boxes on municipal land and the proposal was subsequently abandoned by Ottawa.

I realize that times have changed but I wonder if perhaps the mayor and council should have another go at this issue? There are a host of reasons why CMBs are unsuitable, and especially so in Oak Bay where a significant number of residents are senior citizens with mobility issues.

Steen Jessen


Oak Bay