Senior frustrated with icy conditions at community mailbox

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To the editor,

I am an 80-year-old veteran and I have been told that I must drive four kilometres one-way to get my mail.

Due to the last snow storm there was only an area large enough for one vehicle plowed at our lovely new mailboxes.

If two cars were there at the same time, one would have to wait on the main road. Today I went again only to find that the entire area by the mailboxes was clear but a glare ice. Once I slid to the mailbox I found the lock to be frozen.

No mail check today.

The person in the postal ivory tower who said seniors need the exercise needs to come into the real world.

Both my wife and I have debilitating medical problems, which makes mail checking slightly difficult at the best of times.


John J. Sterling


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  • Bryan Dawes
    February 04, 2014 - 12:55

    I have complained about this community mail box over 6 times both over the phone and in person to the post office in Truro. I have also sent an e-mail to Scott Armstrong our MP got a request for my address but nothing further. I thought that these boxes were supposed to be safe and easily accessible to all. What is going to happen when we all are required to use these hazards. Lets speak out People.