by Rhonda Massad
Are you missing mail? Residents of Beaconsfield found out this week that Canada Post has a backlog of undelivered mail at their Beaconsfield location.
Deirdre O’Connor took to the local Facebook page, Beaconsfield Neighbours for Neighbours this week to raise awareness to the fact that due to the excessive ice this winter mail has been sitting at the 186 Sutton post office.
“GO PICK UP YOUR MAIL AT 186 SUTTON!!!” O’Connor wrote. “This is how much mail wasn’t delivered to my home. I have tax information in this mail. Thank God I hadn’t sent my taxes off yet.”
Neighbours joined in saying that they too had been short on delivery, even though their driveways have been cleared.
Apparently, this is because of the ice,” she continued, “yet my driveway has been down to the pavement all winter (I do my driveway myself) and my street was salted/graveled.”
The last post on the Canada Post website announcing a stop in delivery for the entire province was Februrary 14, 2019. While many posts since advise of a delivery freeze due to inclement weather, none have been in the Montreal area.
Beaconsfield resident Jill Brogan Savouré chimed in and hoped the message would be shared.
“Please tell your neighbours – not everyone knows this – the opening hours are 9-1 Monday to Friday which is an issue. I have been receiving mail for a few days but they have a huge backlog and I picked up a lot which hadn’t been delivered – they said they will not be able to sort everything before Friday so I have to go back anyway.”
Another resident stated that they had picked up a stack of their mail and got a stack of random letters that did not belong to her.
“Half weren’t even ours. We gave them back and mentioned that we are still missing our Hydro bill from February, they told us to come back on Friday.”
If you are missing mail it may be worth checking with your local post office no matter what city you live in.