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Canada Post Delivers on Weekends During the Holiday Season

Canada’s postal service is preparing for the busy holiday season and will deliver packages on weekends. Starting November 2, Canada Post will be delivering parcels on weekends, which translates into approximately 200,000 delivery hours across Canada over the holiday period.

Canada Post, which delivers two out of three parcels ordered online, has significantly boosted its seasonal resources and revamped its operations to ensure that retailers can meet customer expectations. Holiday preparations include operating its parcel and mail processing 24/7 inside its major facilities as of November 2 and hiring over 3,000 seasonal workers.

Other measures include significantly increasing its air transportation capacity and doubling its capacity with national transportation suppliers. To reduce the impact on the environment, Canada Post will continue to use alternate fuelled and low emission vehicles.

According to the Globe and Mail, Canada Post is ending door-to-door delivery in all urban areas within the next four years, and the first effects of the push are now being felt.

The newspaper details complaints about the new community mailboxes that replace home delivery.

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