Mail Deliveries To Be Reduced ?

It appears that Canada Post is considering a reduction in mail deliveries, down to 3 days a week.

The crown corporation is facing a $327 million dollar operation loss due to advances in technology, like e-mail and online bill payments, and like most national postal services they are trying to adapt as fewer letters and parcels make their way through their system.

Most Canadian consumers these days have their parcels delivered either via courier or to stores for pick-up so reductions in service are likely unavoidable. But I suspect they might need to have a full five day schedule during the Christmas rush in November and December.

Rural residents will likely be the most affected by these reductions, especially those with little to no internet access. But Canada Post is also considering a reduction in postal outlets, so many city residents will also be inconvenienced.

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UPS to Expand in Atlantic Canada

UPS will be expanding their Canadian network, this time in the Atlantic provinces.

“UPS will begin to perform pickup and delivery services for its customers in Moncton and Halifax beginning in April 2012, replacing its current agent. Additional cities in the Atlantic provinces will be added to the network later in the year.” – November 2011 Press Release

Radio Canada Television reports that the additional cities are Fredericton and Saint John in New Brunswick, Sydney and New Glasgow in Nova Scotia, Charlottetown in PEI and St. John’s in Newfoundland.

The company had previously partnered with a local courier to service these provinces.