Canada Post admits many community mailboxes are relocated

It seems an Edmonton senior who took on the post office over a community mailbox is not alone.

Many "superboxes" are moved after residents weigh in, Crown corporation says

Edmonton man strikes a blow for post-box freedom

7 years ago
Duration 2:13
Ken Pudetz got Canada Post to relocate a community mailbox, which the post office says happens in up to 30 per cent of cases.

It seems an Edmonton senior who took on the post office over a community mailbox is not alone.

Canada Post said Tuesday that fully 30 per cent of the mailboxes are eventually moved from their original planned locations, based on feedback from the residents and municipalities.

The Crown corporation said it tries in each case to find the best location to serve a particular neighbourhood.

Ken Pudetz was determined to stop a community mailbox from being built outside his Millwoods home.

Earlier this month, when Canada Post sent a crew to dig a hole for the new mailbox, Pudetz simply shovelled the dirt back in. Then he stood guard and waited.

On Monday, the 76-year-old declared victory, saying the box was being moved to another space a block from his home.

Canada Post has now confirmed that mailbox is one of the ones being relocated.


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