PostalReporter.com reader: What would your readers think of the two innovations mentioned in this article? Canada Post adopted 5-day delivery many years ago.
Rules are rules, says Canada Post, even for double-amputee Tom Thompson, who will have to move his mailbox at least 150 feet to comply with new regulations regarding box placement.
Mailbox location in rural areas became an issue when the Canadian Union of Postal Workers negotiated contract carriers out of existence and brought the job in-house.
CUPW has complained that rural delivery is ergonomically unsafe for lone drivers. As a result, many delivery vehicles now carry two people — one to drive and one to fill mailboxes.
CUPW has also made an issue of the safety of rural delivery route.
full story: Canada Post tells double-amputee to move mailbox