Canada Post has begun installing its new Community Mailboxes which will put an end to home delivery. This box behind the tennis courts at Centennial Park is one of the first few to be installed.

Canada Post begins installing mailboxes

Canada Post has begun installing its new community mailboxes around Campbell River

Canada Post has begun installing its new community mailboxes around Campbell River.

The boxes, which feature a design incorporating maple leaves on the sides, are starting to pop up around the city.

Anick Losier, spokesperson for Canada Post, said the new mailboxes will go into effect in less than two weeks, putting an end to home mail delivery.

“Those who are affected by the change will all be moved to their CMB (community mailbox) for delivery on Sept. 21,” Losier said.

Residents are expected to receive the keys to their new mailbox by Sept. 16.

Roughly 270 community mailboxes are being installed, which will eliminate door-to-door mail delivery to the 8,543 Campbell River households that still receive home delivery.

As was recently reported in the Mirror, Canada Post will pay the City of Campbell River $50 for each mailbox site it develops on city-owned property.

Canada Post’s move to install community mailboxes is part of a larger plan to completely phase out home delivery across the entire country over the next five years.