Canada Post: Will New CMB’s Make the Medicine Easier to Swallow?

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Canada Post is now unveiling its’ newly designed community mailbox which it plans on installing in 11 communities across Canada in the fall of 2014.

The new and “improved” community mailboxes feature larger individual compartments, larger parcel compartments and an outgoing mail slot which residents can use to send out mail. All the compartments will be secured with locks.

The community boxes also feature a sloped top, which Canada Post says will direct rain and snow away from the letters and packages contained inside.

In a mock-up of the new boxes, the Crown corporation says the individual compartments are big enough to accept more than 50 per cent of the parcels mailed in Canada.

Canada Post says it can allocate individual compartments at a particular height to meet the needs of customers who have a disability.

Each community mailbox will also contain two parcel compartments, both of which are big enough to fit 80 per cent of the packages mailed in Canada, the corporation says.

Residents who have a package inside the parcel compartment will be able to access it with a key that’s left inside their individual box. That key can be returned in the outgoing mail slot, Canada Post says.

The mailboxes are part of a larger five-year plan to begin phasing out door-to-door mail delivery in a number of urban centres across Canada.

Here is what the new CMB or community mailbox looks like (see below):

This is the newly designed community mailbox which Canada Post boasts is much better than the old one.  Are they going to take out all the old ones that are currently installed and replace it with this newly designed mailbox?
This is the newly designed community mailbox which Canada Post boasts is much better than the old one. Are they going to take out all the old ones that are currently installed and replace it with this newly designed mailbox?

Canada Post recently announced at the end of February that the following eleven (11) communities will be the first to receive community mailboxes in the fall of 2014:

The 11 communities and the approximate number of affected addresses are:

  • Some neighbourhoods in Calgary, Alberta (Postal codes start with T2B, T3J) (10,450 addresses)
  • Fort McMurray, Alberta. (8,450 addresses)
  • Some neighbourhoods in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Postal codes start with R2P, R2V) (12,500 addresses)
  • Oakville, Ontario. (26,400 addresses)
  • Neighbourhoods in Kanata, Ontario (Postal codes start with K2K, K2L, K2M) (7,900 addresses)
  • Rosemere, Quebec. (3,350 addresses)
  • Lorraine, Quebec. (2,550 addresses)
  • Bois-des-Filion, Quebec. (2,750 addresses)
  • Charlemagne, Quebec. (1,300 addresses)
  • Repentigny, Quebec. (14,400 addresses)
  • Halifax neighbourhoods in the Lower Sackville and Bedford areas (Postal codes start with (B4A, B4B, B4C, B4E, B4G) (9,950 addresses).
The City of Oakville, just west of Toronto, Ontario, is the hardest hit with 26,400 addresses affected.
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