Letters to the editor.

Letter: Couldn’t get mail in May

On May 4, I mailed a card to a friend across town.

When she hadn’t phoned me to say she had received it after nine days, which she would always do, I checked with her to see if she had received it , but no she hadn’t.

I thought I had addressed it wrong. I thought about buying the card again as I knew she would enjoy it. Then on May 27 she received a whole big bundle of mail as did her neighbour.

In the meantime she had to get someone to take her to the bank as she hadn’t received her bank statement.

There was work being performed by the city on Bettinson St. but no work on Baines Crescent where she lives. I do not understand how the city or Canada Post can decide whose mail is more important than someone else’s.

Sometimes mail is time sensitive. They were given no notice that their mail would be interrupted but she received her paper every day.

If I had known she wouldn’t receive the card I put a $.98 stamp on in a timely manner I would have delivered it myself.

This was also an issue in Westpark and the City and Canada Post both blamed each other.

If the postal workers have become so delicate that a little uneven sidewalk work is going to hurt them or make the city so nervous of a lawsuit then maybe we don’t need a postal service.

Carolyn Fraser, Red Deer

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