Canada Post to cut more Halifax urban mail delivery
More than 35,600 addresses to lose door-to-door service
Canada Post has announced the next 10 neighbourhoods in the Halifax area that will lose their door-to-door mail delivery.
Employees were notified on Wednesday morning that postal codes starting with B2V, B2W, B2X, B2Y, B3A, B3B, B3M, B3N, B3P, B3R will be converting from home delivery to community mailboxes next summer.
Canada Post said those 10 neighbourhoods represent an additional 35,624 addresses, up from 9,950 addresses that are already in the process of losing their home delivery service.
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- B2V: Cole Harbour
- B2W: Woodlawn
- B2X: Forest Hills/Dartmouth Crossing
- B2Y: Lake Banook/Woodside
- B3A: Woodland/Highfield Park
- B3B: Burnside
- B3M: Kearney Lake/Washmill Lake
- B3N: Fairview
- B3P: Herring Cove/Purcells Cove Road
- B3R: Spryfield
"Within the next couple of days, residents will receive an information package with a mail-in survey," Phil Legault, a spokesman for Canada Post, said in a statement.
"The results will be used to help determine where the new community mailboxes will be located."
The Crown corporation announced in December it would phase out urban home delivery across the country.
Canada Post has said no regular full-time or part-time employees will lose their jobs as a result of the change. Officials said over the next five years it will eliminate 6,000 to 8,000 positions, but it expects 15,000 workers will leave the company or retire within that period.
Legault said Canada Post has not yet decided where the community mailboxes will be located or how many there will be.