10,000 households in Bedford/Sackville losing home mail delivery

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  1. C. Mike Hunt

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...-man-unhappy-with-community-mailbox-1.2663725

    A man in Lower Sackville, N.S., is concerned about a 64-slot community mailbox that will be popping up near his backyard.

    Canada Post’s decision to phase out urban home delivery means more community mailboxes are popping up across the country.

    They will replace all home delivery service with community mailboxes over the next five years.

    Nigel Walsworth is concerned about losing the privacy of his back deck. The new box is slated to go on the public section of grass bordering his unfenced lawn.

    “It could be anybody checking out my house for a break in. You don't know; they could take things from my backyard,” he said.

    “I understand that not-in-my-backyard response but to them I would say. 'OK, can we put them on your property?'”

    Canada Post said it sent out surveys to people in the neighbourhood to get their input on where to put the mailboxes.

    The feedback they got suggested people wanted mailboxes dispersed throughout the community.

    But Walsworth said he never got the survey and had no idea Canada Post had chosen a location next to his yard until they showed up last week.

    “A lot of the neighbours are not pleased with how Canada Post went about this,” said Walsworth.

    He says a nearby community put up boxes for the entire community at either end of their street.

    He's called Canada Post to tell them his concerns and suggest other locations.

    “They've told me it's a done deal.”

    Jon Hamilton of Canada Post said public opinion is a big factor in deciding where to put the boxes.

    "We have in some circumstances made changes, but sometimes there's just not a better option," he said.
     
  2. LMAC

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    everyone will get use to it, and in two years forget all about home delivery.
     
  3. Stang

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    Can't blame buddy - I wouldn't want one of those boxes anywhere near my house either.
     
  4. Muricane

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    That guy is mad at CP because all his neighbours thought his backyard would be the best place. :lol:
     
  5. Leroy

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    This is all wierd to me, I have never had home delivery. i remember a milkman delivering milk to our door but never mail, it was always a walk to the mailbox as a kid.
     
  6. Cooper

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    Why not? Wouldn't it be convienient?
     
  7. hammer

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    I don't see the big deal, he's not the first person in Halifax to have a mailbox near their property. Anyone 'scoping out" his property would live in the area anyway. The BIG issue I have with the mailboxes is the stupid amount of junkmail CP delivers that some people just cant carry home and litter it all around the box.
     
  8. MRA

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    they should put recycling bins next to them
     
  9. LMAC

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    It so is, I'm happy mine is across the street, and when its -40 i dont have to walk a distance to get it.

    Only down side is the junk mail just gets dropped and left.
     
  10. Muricane

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    Agreed, but then people would stop paying to have them deliver flyers and CP would go bankrupt.
     
  11. Stang

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    Cars constantly coming and going - car doors slamming - at all hours of the day and night. Garbage - junk mail people don't want getting thrown in your yard.

    Probably wouldn't get this bad around here .... but

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    No thanks.
     
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    That's fine and dandy until the bin is overflowing. Who empties the bin? Who cuts the grass? Who ensures these things happen in a timely manner?
     
  13. Bean

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    There is a recycling and a garbage bin next to our set of boxes. (3 houses down from me).
    Seems to work. No one throws shit on the floor and its' never over flowing.
     
  14. Grifter

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    Had door to door delivery once, and that was when I lived on Oxford St. Other than that, always had these community boxes. Have one now.

    When I lived in Sheldrake Lake, there was a recycling and garbage bin right there, as well as a community poster board. Was always kept nice, not sure if it was the subdivision or CP that maintained it though.
     
  15. hammer

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    I have never had to stand in line to get my mail at our box, but of course it is only 20 or so boxes; so that would cut down on the cars coming and going.

    CP should be made to add recycle bins and empty them every day; what with all the money they'll save not going door to door.

    I like the parcel compartments. I can't count how many trips to line up at a post office thats saved me.
     
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    Holy crap, people are worried about a lot of nothing. I have a CP box on my front lawn. Once in a blue moon someone litters (mostly those blue elastics they sometimes use to bundle mail). Cars are always stopping and going, but they're courteous, and if I'm out front, it often gives me a chance to talk to neighbors up the street I don't see a lot. 98% of the time, it's people stopping around supper on their way home from work so we're in the back of the house (kitchen or back deck) and don't notice anyway.

    The only sort of aggravating thing is people posting ads to the boxes - makes them look ugly as hell and no one ever comes to clean up the ad they posted. In comparison, the Bell FibreOp box (also on my front lawn) has been painted nicely and you don't even really notice it - not an eyesore at all.
     
  17. Scott

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    living in the city you'd think you'd be used to traffic, cars and doors opening and closing :lol:
     
  18. Cooper

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    Are they adding grass? Who cuts the current grass?
     
  19. HairyAss

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    Bedford isn't really "in the city"... :lol:
     
  20. Scott

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    close enough :o
     
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    Exactly our experience with the one in our front yard as well. When people put up posters, I just take them down. They usually don't repost. I haven't experienced any type of nuisance from having the box there, other than the CP plow guy pushing the snow into our yard. This caused damage to our lawn this spring which I have a case open with them to try to get our lawn repaired. So far I've heard nothing though.
     
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    Truth!
     
  24. Cooper

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    What's Bedford? A town?
     
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    :lol: Apparently a mama bear and three baby bears have been spotted out my way recently.
     
  26. HairyAss

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    Prior to amalgamation, Bedford was considered a town, I believe.
     
  27. Scott

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    not the middle of no where = city to me :lol:
     
  28. Cooper

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    Oh! Neat, I didn't know that.

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    The box I'm most familiar with was placed in a filled swamp so when it wasn't flooded or washed out, someone from the community ended up cutting it when it got out of control.
     
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    I wonder if this is Sammy's poppa
     
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    it is

    he is cool as fuck
     
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    I think if it was really close to my property line, I would start to raise honey bees. Have a few nests really close. People would complain, and it would also be hilarious.
     
  33. C. Mike Hunt

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    Add another 35,000 addresses to the list...mine's one of 'em :rant:

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  34. ouird

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    Me too I guess... Im fine with it though.
     
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    Mine too now... will be interesting to see where they plan on putting it
     

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