Some “accommodation” from Canada Post

I’ve received the following email from an Airport Postal Outlet customer. Again, my response is below his email.

Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 11:46:29 -0700
To: Save the APO
Subject: Save-the-APO

Good Morning, Craig.

I just received a telephone call from Xxxxx Xxxxxxx at Canada Post. It seems they will be accommodating me with one of the community mailboxes at 5000 Miller Road! The change is being made today. …

No explanation other than they are going to be “accommodating” me. Xxxxx seems to be snowed as it appears like this may be a last minute decision.

Anyone else seeing this situation? If so, I congratulate you on your efforts on behalf of all of the APO box holders!!!


And my reply:

Hi Xxxxx,

Thanks for letting me know. Unfortunately, while it’s good news for you, it’s not for me. Xxxxx, with whom I have had numerous discussions over the last few months and who I’ve quoted extensively on the website, has not contacted me. I’ve just put up on the website an email from Canada Post and my reply to it. In it the person at Canada Post refers to “15 customers who were using a box at the kiosk, but should have been located at another CMB [community mail box] site at the YVR.” I’m assuming that these 15 customers are physically located at the airport. Are you, or is your office, physically located at the airport?

That said, despite the good news that you’re going to be “accommodated” — how generous of Canada Post! — my understanding is that your address will still have to change. This also leads me to assume that your office must be at the airport, and that your new address will be a suite number at 5000 Miller Road — again, based on what Xxxxx has told me about someone (can’t remember who off the top of my head) wanting to convert people from box numbers at the APO to suite numbers (perhaps even a suite number the same as your box number) at a civic address.

I’d be interested to know whether or not your office is indeed located at the airport and whether or not your address will have to change. Thanks.


May 27, 2009 • Tags:  • Posted in: Information from Canada Post, Questions

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