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Wednesday December 11th, 2013

Posted at 10:22am

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Canada Post announce this morning a plan to put an end to door-to-door mail delivery within the next five years.

One third of Canadian households that still receive their mail at their door will be converted to what Canada Post is calling a “community mailbox delivery” system.

“Community mailboxes have advantages for busy Canadians as they offer individually locked mail and small packet compartments as well as locked compartments for securely receiving parcels,” Canada Post said in a statement.

“This change will provide significant savings to Canada Post and will have no impact on the two thirds of Canadian households that already receive their mail and parcels through community mailboxes, grouped or lobby mailboxes or rural mailboxes.”

The transition from door-to-door delivery to community mailboxes is expected to take 5 years to complete on a national scale. Canada Post says they’ll begin releasing information in January about what neighbourhoods will go first.

The program is expected to save Canada Post around half a billion dollars annually.

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