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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Common Councillors Are Unanimous On Mail Service

Saint John is joining the list of municipalities calling for continuation of door to door mail delivery. 

Common Councillor John MacKenzie, who works for Canada Post, says he's heard plenty from Saint Johnners and they don't like the idea of community mailboxes one little bit.

Common Councillor Bill Farren says the Federation of Canadian Municipalities is on the case. 

Councillor at Large Shirley McAlary fears more community mailboxes will translate into more jobs being lost which is the last thing Saint John needs.

Councillor Gerry Lowe, who for years was the union rep for local letter carriers, says they do more than just deliver letters. They can sometimes be lifesavers by helping seniors who are alone and find themselves in distress