USPS, Canada Post change announced 

The Postal Service no longer sells international postal money orders destined for Canada, and USPS no longer cashes international postal money orders issued by Canada Post. Additionally, Canada Post no longer sells international postal money orders destined for the United States, and the organization no longer cashes international postal money orders issued by the Postal…

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USPS, Canada Post to issue new stamps celebrating Ice Hockey

The Postal Service and Canada Post announced new stamps that celebrate the history of ice hockey — the fast-paced sport commonly played on frozen ponds and in rinks across North America. PMG Megan J. Brennan and Canada Post President Deepak Chopra will dedicate the new History of Hockey stamps Oct. 20, in Detroit, MI. The…

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Union challenges move to end Canada door-to-door mail

Ottawa (AFP) – The union representing Canadian postal workers Wednesday challenged the post office’s controversial decision to phase out door-to-door mail delivery, saying in court filings that it is unconstitutional. The move aims to save 8,000 postal jobs which the Canadian Union of Postal Workers estimates will be lost if Canadians are forced to collect…

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How Canada Post is picking the locations for community mailboxes in London

By Debora Van Brenk – January 25, 2015 Little boxes — and plenty of them. Close enough to walk to — but not on our front lawns, if you please. If Londoners must give up door-to-door mail delivery in favour of communal boxes, they’re making clear how big the boxes should be and where they…

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The worst community postal box contest

To protest the first anniversary of the announcement of Canada Post to end home delivery, we launched a small photo contest of community postal boxes. You can submit a photo to the email address info@isupport-boulerice.org or vote for your favorite community box via The worst postal box contest. Here are some recent entries:

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Canada converts 100,000 customers to cluster boxes, only 4.9 million to go

(October 24, 2014) Canada is getting cluster boxes, and lots of them. This week Canada Post rolled out it plan to replace home delivery at the door to centralized delivery at a cluster box down the block. Nearly 100,000 residences, plus over 3,300 businesses, have been converted so far. Over the next five years, Canada…

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Postal Banking to the rescue in both Canada and the U.S.

OTTAWA, June 4, 2014 – A study of banks and payday lending companies in the United States and Canada shows a real need for a postal bank exists, especially in areas where post offices abound but few banks offer their services. The paper, presented at the 22nd Rutgers University Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics,…

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Darrell Issa’s Not-Unreasonable Push to Cut Door-to-Door Mail Delivery

For three years, U.S. Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has been trying to maneouver a comprehensive postal reform bill though Congress. His rescue plan for the ailing U.S. Postal Service involves eliminating Saturday letter delivery, closing some money-losing post offices, and consolidating the agency’s sprawling distribution network so it can process declining mail volume more efficiently….

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