Thousands to lose home mail delivery

People with the V2G postal code will lose door-to-door mail delivery in the fall of 2015.

People with the V2G postal code will lose door-to-door mail delivery in the fall of 2015.

“We informed employees at our Williams Lake Station Main depot that home addresses in Williams Lake – postal codes starting with V2G will be converting from door-to-door delivery to community mailboxes in Fall 2015 as part of the Five-point Action Plan announced last December,” Canada Post said.

There are 2,664 addresses impacted in Williams Lake.

Effected households are receiving information packages about the changes and the public is encouraged to answer the enclosed surveys.

“We will be boiling it down to neighbourhoods and communities and the results of the surveys will help us decide where community mailboxes should go,” said Anick Losier, director of Canada Post.

With the change, layoffs are not expected in Williams Lake, Losier confirmed.

“Our current employees have job security,” Losier said, adding Canada Post has two times as many people

Information mailed out to affected household will include a mail-in survey, soliciting residents to express their priorities and preferences about their new delivery method.

“This is a process we are currently using with our 2014 conversion process and it has provided very useful insights and facilitated our planning with the city planning department to help us choose safe, suitable locations,” Losier said.