Canada Post building in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar photo)

Vanderhoof residents can’t drop off mail outside the post office anymore

Postmaster said the mail boxes outside the post office have been sealed off

The mail boxes outside the post office in Vanderhoof have been sealed off.

“They are sealed and are sealed for a reason. We are looking to get another box, but until we don’t, you just have to come inside and mail the letters,” said Vicki Richardson, postmaster for Vanderhoof.

The reason for sealing the boxes is because people have been leaving inappropriate stuff including “poop and cans of pop” inside these boxes, Richardson said.

“In Vancouver its needles and garbage and in Vanderhoof its poop,” she said.

Richardson said mail boxes may be sealed across B.C. and that plan is in motion. The Express has reached out to Canada Post for more information.

The decision to seal the boxes was taken by people higher up in the chain, she said, noting that she agrees there needs to be a way for people to post letters if they can’t make it between 9 am to 5 pm, which are the hours of the post office.

“My boss was here from Prince George and we are absolutely working on getting mailbox access for people who can’t come on time,” she said.

More to come


Aman Parhar
Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express

aman.parhar@ominecaexpress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Career fair a success for many

700 job hunters visited the Black Press Extreme Education and career fair in Prince George Oct. 11

Cariboo-Prince George candidates address the housing crisis at forum

Questions from the public covered housing, forestry, healthcare, climate change, gender equality and more

Elementary school students compete in a cross country race

The event held at the Nechako Valley Sporting Association grounds saw students from across SD91 participate

Hockey breakast club a success, says organizer

Club aims to expose kids to hockey and help them develop their game

Activities undertaken by the 899 Squadron

Vanderhoof air cadet’s held their first monthly commanding officer parade of the new training year on Sept. 24

VIDEO: Langley woman’s security camera records its own theft

Langley family discovers early morning grab was recorded

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Pearson nets shootout winner as Canucks clip Flyers 3-2

Vancouver picks up second straight home win

Map on Elections Canada website sends Nanaimo-Ladysmith voters to landfill

Address for polling station correct, but Google Map address differs

BC Children’s Hospital launches 2 new virtual care sites bringing total to 19 across province

Provincial initiative allows pediatric patients to see health specialists through video

‘Wham-bam out the door’: Surrey man’s front yard left ruined by scamming landscaper

Resident warns neighbours to be careful of door-to-door salesmen

Most Read