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No date set for mail delivery changes in Brandon

Canada Post area mailbox in Sage Creek, Wednesday, May 14.

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Canada Post area mailbox in Sage Creek, Wednesday, May 14.

Brandon residents will continue to receive door-to-door mail services for the foreseeable future, a Canada Post spokesperson said Friday.

The corporation has not set a date to transition the city to community boxes.

"It is really too premature to know when it will happen and what the locations will be," Eugene Knapik said.

Canada Post has begun the transition to community boxes from door-to-door delivery in a number of centres throughout Canada, including Winnipeg.

The first cities to switch are ones that already had community boxes in some areas, according to Knapik. These are expected to be the easiest to transition.

Only one-third of Canadian households will be affected by the switch. The other two-thirds were already using a community box or post office system.

"We recognize this is a significant change for some of our customers," Knapik said in an email. "But one that is necessary to secure postal service for all Canadians without becoming a drain on taxpayers."

When Canada Post decides it is ready to transition Brandon to community boxes, it will distribute a survey for affected residents to voice preferences and concerns.

It will also be in discussion with City of Brandon officials, Knapik said.

Canada Post expects to have fully eliminated the home delivery service across the country within the next five years.

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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 26, 2014

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The corporation has not set a date to transition the city to community boxes.

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