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View Room Comments for Friday, Jan. 10 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014   by: The Soap BoxWelcome to the SooToday.com View Room. This editorial feature is for you to post comments. To comment on a specific news story please post your comment directly under the news story.
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Mr. Poster 1/10/2014 6:24:36 AM Report

Wake up....looks like a great Friday coming up. It is so nice to see some milder weather too .ENJOY !!
flyhawk25 1/10/2014 7:25:51 AM Report

Good morning and let me begin by apologizing to Susan Myers for misspelling her name yesterday.
The irony is that I have known her family for over fifty years and should know how to spell the family name by now.
No excuses. Just an apology.
Bobby Nerves 1/10/2014 8:10:18 AM Report

Our trade balance went down for the last 22 months while we have to listen to a creative cons grammar showing us shining pieces of glass and colorful lights, will be no deficit in two years. And will be no loonie either.

Mr. Magoo Flaherty got a green light to influence the Bank of Canada and investors are running away from creative accounting.

Be prepared for a U$S 0.82 loonie.

And if they're telling you that's good for the economy, it doesn't work that way. The loonie goes down because our trade balance is dangerously out of control while our government is planning on spending billions of taxpayers dollars in armament.
NB113 1/10/2014 8:25:01 AM Report

I'm not sure if this has been brought up before or not but it's safe to say everyone here has received multiple calls from that Airmiles scam. It looks like the call is coming from a local number. That number is actually being spoofed and it turns out that that number that you see is actually the person who received the call before you. Their number is sent to your call display when you receive the call. Your number is then sent to the next person's call display when they are called. So the next time you decide to angrily call back that "Airmiles" number who just called you, be civil because they are as innocent as you.
theprotector 1/10/2014 8:47:47 AM Report

I just heard that to help the numbers from harper look good they are going to skip a pay for government workers putting them more than 2 weeks behind over a month. Imagine if essar did that, just decided not to pay its employees for a pay day!
trevone 1/10/2014 8:49:16 AM Report

Looks like York University is digging a big hole for itself. 70% of its student population is female ... for now!
Jimssm 1/10/2014 9:00:05 AM Report

Trevone...

Most universities have more women than men enrolled....it's been like that for a long time.

I am not sure what your point is.
theprotector 1/10/2014 9:13:36 AM Report

more holes???
Jimssm 1/10/2014 9:14:26 AM Report

Ok... I got it Trevone....found the article

The guy ended up doing the group project anyways but York should have sided with the prof.
Grump 1/10/2014 9:40:23 AM Report

Good morning everyone, running late today, but the temperature has warmed up. Bobby if you are going to buy one of those little cars give me time to round up some extraction supplies. lol. Have a great day all.
Grump 1/10/2014 9:57:33 AM Report

Maybe one of the local neo-com mouth pieces who brays about all the jobs Harper is creating could explain Canada loosing 45,900 jobs in December. Oh! well it must be Justin's fault. Likely our huge trade imbalance must be Justin's fault also. Come to think of it eight years of deficits and a huge debt added must be his fault too. Come on fellows don't crawl back into the swamp and hide and no deflection and B.S.. Either answer or run along and hide. And just for you rw. LMAO
Grump 1/10/2014 10:03:07 AM Report

There are EI rates posted on select Canadian Cities on Soo Today. No the Sault is not one of those listed. That may well be because there is no one left to even answer the phone. Don't forget to thank Bryan for supporting Sault Ste Marie so effectively.
Bobby Nerves 1/10/2014 10:05:29 AM Report

I was reading about the smart fortwo... but I'll need a smart 4x4 just for myself.
LMAOF
Bobby Nerves 1/10/2014 10:09:34 AM Report

46.000 jobs down the hole, no wonder Mr. Hayes is concerned about who they have to compete with.
Pakadeva 1/10/2014 10:10:56 AM Report

The article mentioned that the 45,900 in lost jobs is largely fulltime positions...so, companies saving bucks at the expense of the employee, taking away benefits & giving back nothing but a parttime job offer, or nothing. It's done all the time & government should get on top of THAT to protect the middle man. If government officials are the ones skipping a payday, that would make a lot of sense cause with the gross amount some are given for poor management, it wouldn't even cause a dent in their pocketbook.
theprotector 1/10/2014 10:25:23 AM Report

oh not managment, just the workers have to skip a payday
Bobby Nerves 1/10/2014 10:44:27 AM Report

The jobs gone are gone and not replaced with part time jobs. USA is recovering all jobs spread over Canada. Not Mexico neither the ones gone to China, but the ones from Canada.

Ontario is at the helm of job loss.

No wonder you have a clown and free foods to entertain voters in Toronto.
flyhawk25 1/10/2014 10:55:07 AM Report

Come now - only 45,900 jobs lost so far.
Look at the Big Picture. It's just seasonal market adjustments.
Flaherty and Harper will make it all better.
Have some faith.
Just Curious 1/10/2014 11:07:39 AM Report

The city might have scraped the roads and cleaned out driveways but they sure left the sidewalks in a bad state. At every driveway the walk is plugged. Just watched the sidewalk plow come down the ROAD past my place, never touched the walks.. Makes it easy to understand why wheelchairs use the roads...
Prometheus 1/10/2014 11:42:57 AM Report

Under the brilliant leadership of Liberal Premier Wynn with able support from the sharp Minister of the Natural Resources, Ontario had the largest increase in the unemployment rate. It went from 7.2 to 7.
soowat 1/10/2014 11:51:25 AM Report

Prometheus

If you're going to criticize,at least make sense. You wrote"Ontario had the largest increase in the unemployment rate. It went from 7.2 to 7." That is not any kind of increase let alone the largest.
Wisenheimer 1/10/2014 11:51:41 AM Report

Stephen Poloz has been jaw boning the CAD down for months. He wants it sub ninety to encourage manufacturing in the "zombie zones" in S. Ontario and Quebec.
Will also make our oil exports to the U.S. cheaper.
Get your "Disney Dollars" sooner than later. Like to-day it you haven't already.
Prometheus 1/10/2014 11:57:21 AM Report

Typo - Ontario rate went from 7.2 to 7.9
theprotector 1/10/2014 11:57:41 AM Report

and in Sault Ste. Marie we have double digit unemployment and Hayes has let the jobs walk from the Sault.
Jimssm 1/10/2014 12:33:17 PM Report

A low Canadian dollar is good for Sault Ste. Marie.

..... just keep inflation (and interest rates) low.
Wild Turkey 1/10/2014 1:15:35 PM Report

The Loonie always seems to dive in January----just when frozen Canadians are planning vacations in warmer climes.Is this to encourage them to stay home and suffer? Or maybe a whole bunch of Americans are going to come for a winter get-away because their greenbacks go farther?Better to do it in the summer to keep Canadians home and get more American tourists up here to pay less to off-set the H.S.T.
They're not going to come now---The Snow Train is cancelled.
flyhawk25 1/10/2014 1:42:15 PM Report

Jimssm...exactly.
If all everyone is worried about is a devalued dollar to buy stuff in the states then we really are in trouble.
An $.82 dollar will do much for Canada's economy.As for those addicted to cross border shopping - our tax base will appreciate your renewed shopping in our country.
bounder 1/10/2014 1:57:18 PM Report

Had a new windshield installed and twenty minutes later a car from CTV NEWS covered me with sand gravel and salt mixed with the water on Peoples Road where the broken water main is, this is after I moved right so that wouldn't happen , the idiot moved left and got me on purpose, boy am I pissed, I'll get them on Monday, left them a message.
EricThe SHERIFF 1/10/2014 1:58:37 PM Report

There is an article in to-days "sootoday.com" about the Sault Airport and the saving of 18 and one half jobs.

Are one of you mean mouthed posters on here, that "half"?
steelworker 1/10/2014 2:05:33 PM Report

Maybe that job is held by a midget?
learningaswego 1/10/2014 2:31:38 PM Report

Seems to be a lot of "half" wits on here, but most of them don't have jobs.
Grump 1/10/2014 2:33:25 PM Report

Steely more likely a neo-con mental midget.
steelworker 1/10/2014 2:42:00 PM Report

I guess that would be the equivalent of a smart liberal.
Oldie Goldie 1/10/2014 2:45:09 PM Report

A Petition has recently been started to ask the Conservatives to cancel the recent changes that Canada Post is planning. The Petition already has 100,000 names on it and it is growing.
At 100,000 names Harper's Government will have to respond in Parliament at the end of January to the Petition.

City Council will also be penning a letter of complaint to the Federal Government about the planned changes.

At least many people are concerned about Disabled and Handicapped people getting their mail even if several posters on this site don't give a damn about those who will have difficulties getting to a Community Box.

Wake up, if you are one of those posters who don't give a damn about others about getting their mail.

You know who you are.
Oldie Goldie 1/10/2014 2:45:52 PM Report

A Petition has recently been started to ask the Conservatives to cancel the recent changes that Canada Post is planning. The Petition already has 100,000 names on it and it is growing.
At 100,000 names Harper's Government will have to respond in Parliament at the end of January to the Petition.

City Council will also be penning a letter of complaint to the Federal Government about the planned changes.

At least many people are concerned about Disabled and Handicapped people getting their mail even if several posters on this site don't give a damn about those who will have difficulties getting to a Community Box.

Wake up, if you are one of those posters who don't give a damn about others about getting their mail.

You know who you are.
Oldie Goldie 1/10/2014 2:47:51 PM Report

Sorry about the double post but my first one was delayed by Soo to-day.com and when I didn't see it I posted again.
Oldie Goldie 1/10/2014 2:50:34 PM Report

Even if the Loonie reaches 82 cents U.S. gas will still be a lot cheaper in Soo Mich.
That's how much Canadians are being ripped off with gas prices.
Just Curious 1/10/2014 3:00:32 PM Report

Oldie, you should change your name to Old Dog, 'cause once you get a bone in your teeth you don't let go, just keep gnawing on it and growling. If you have been around as long as you say you should know by now that once the government makes an announcement about anything, it is already in the works and will happen one way or another. Trust me, I've been around a while too, and I don't care how many names get on a petition, in 5 yrs you will be walking to a community mail box, like it or not...:)
right wing 1/10/2014 3:42:54 PM Report

Just Curious

LOL...welcome to the world of Oldie.
I dubbed him the pit bull a long time ago.
Might as well pound your head on the wall as try and get anything across to the pit bull.
shakespeare 1/10/2014 3:48:08 PM Report

In Venice, Italy and the French canal city of Annecy, I witnessed door to door mail service by gondola or small boat. Some nations will go to great lengths to serve their citizens. However, it was especially upsetting to witness none of the official mail carriers wearing life jackets.
right wing 1/10/2014 3:48:10 PM Report

For the low information headline reading libs.
There was a total of 112,000 full time jobs created in 2013 so do the math.
There was an overall net gain of full time jobs.
A large portion of the full time jobs that are being called "lost" are in the agricultural industry....see if you can use what little grey matter you have and tell us why that might be.
shakespeare 1/10/2014 3:58:06 PM Report

Ooh,ooh, I think I know the answer ...we are eating less. Am I right?
Oldie Goldie 1/10/2014 4:03:17 PM Report

Just Curious and Right Wing---as a recent famous actor said in one of his movies---" The truth ?--You can't stand the truth "

Giving up is like saying Canada Post will not change their plans nor will the Government.

You 2 just lay down and let the Conservatives walk all over you.

Both of you know that the decision was made without any Public input and while the Parliament was in recess and Harper was out of the Country.

I want Harper to defend Canada Post when Government is in session and the opposition takes him up on this issue.

Let's hear it too from his Cabinet Minister Lisa Riette who has yet to answer to this in a Parliament Session.

You may call me a bulldog but you 2 are wushes. I would sooner be a bulldog than a WUSH any day !
shakespeare 1/10/2014 4:14:35 PM Report

Another country that caters to its residents' mail needs is Vanuatu. It may be one of the most out-of-the-way places I've ever been, but how many places can boast an underwater post-office? In order to post your waterproof letter or post-card on Hideaway Island, you have to throw off the life-jacket (a little risky)and dive down about 10 feet where there is a post box... it's not really a post office, as they claim.
mallet 1/10/2014 4:21:14 PM Report


Oldie Goldie..

Wusses.. Wussie is the English term, for what you are saying... And I quite agree laying down for something as simple as this is rediculous, I am not sure this is all Harpers fault, I really do not think he could come up with all the assine things the government has done of late...
Just Curious 1/10/2014 4:29:30 PM Report

According to some, Shakes, that water in Venice is so polluted you can walk on it so they don't need life jackets....LOL..:)
And Oldie, not a "wuss" in any respect. Got an assault charge and 12 months probation at 70 and I won the fight !!! There just comes a time in life when you have to accept the obvious. Everyone remotely involved in this has known about it for a long time and all the problems and kerfluffle has been run on a dozen computer programs and assessed and unless you want to pay 5 bucks a stamp, you ARE gonna be walking for your mail..Besides, if they do your area last, you will probably be dead anyway..LOL... I know I'm pretty sure I will be..:) LOL
Just Curious 1/10/2014 4:39:36 PM Report

Mallet, how long have you been walking for your mail??? Doesn't bother you much, does it?? I know, once in a while the lock freezes but there is stuff you can do to prevent that. The thing is, in 5 yrs there is gonna be a whole lot more computer savvy seniors(partly because the ones that don't know how will be dieing off). Oldie just can't get a grip on it yet he spends all day on a computer and probably does everything else on one. The only mail I get is junk mail anyway so I don't really care and if we fight this in all it's absurdity and they are forced to continue the service then I guarantee you will see 5 dollar stamps... Somebody has to pay for the service so it should be the ones that use it....
Just Curious 1/10/2014 4:44:41 PM Report

And yes, rw, I'm starting to get a headache from banging my head on a wall. I used to wonder why I drink and now I know. They say Churchill drank a quart a day, but I'm sure if he had had to deal with Oldie instead of the german war machine he would have drank more than that......LOL :)
Grump 1/10/2014 5:04:13 PM Report

I suspect if they get say 2 or 300,000. signatures on that petition there will be a rethink. Harper is so low in the polls he isn't going to PO that many more. The problem is they have given away too much, they have wasted too much and spent too much on things Harper has wanted that they are getting desperate to turn these deficits around. The next problem is that incompetent is still incompetent. Either way it's time he looked away from getting it from the middle class and started clawing back from some of his pet projects. He has just clawed back 600 and some million from Ontario's transfer payments, There was no money for roads for the Ring of fire but there is money to build a road to the Artic Ocean for about 3000 people. He is a small minded man punishing Ontario for being Liberal.
steelworker 1/10/2014 5:17:12 PM Report

Blah,blah blah,Harper eats puppies blah blah blah Harper blew up Alderaan with the Death Star blah blah. Carry on;that is all.
BIG BROTHER 1/10/2014 5:24:34 PM Report

Right again Grump.

Harper can't stand Ontario. Everything is about Alberta, with that gang. It's the Reform Party...might as well have the Bloc Quebecois in power nationally. Mean about the same for Ontario.
mallet 1/10/2014 6:00:17 PM Report

Just Curious..

Actually I have been collecting our mail from the community boxes for about 20 years now. I can see both sides of the issue, but for some seniors this is and could be a big problem. Some may be in a position to go and get a computer if they already do not have one, others may not. Some will find the walk bracing on that 30below morning, others may not. I can see the alternatives to stopping home delivery if cost is the main factor. Cut back to say 3 deliveries a week not every day, even just twice a week, would suffice most people, but to stop completely in a certain timeframe not yet announced, is a little upsetting to people who have had a routine all their lives. You are well aware of the weather conditions this last week, would you care to try to be independent in a wheelchair under those you saw?? These elderly folk will not be with us for ever so if they (C P) want to phase home deliveries out over say a course of 10 years, and increasing the cost of postage I would say, Hmm Okay, but it is the uncertain ideas that cause us older folk a little confusion.. I do think though that Canada Post should when putting in community boxes have to provide shelter from the wind/rain/hail/snow while you have to fiddle with their boxes...
Just Curious 1/10/2014 6:05:32 PM Report

@ Grump: This post office thing isn't a east/west, north/south, Leftie/rightie thing. It matters not who is in power, the post office was doomed to failure and in a few more years there will be no such thing. It is totally unsustainable in the economy of todays world. A 10 cent stamp when gas was 10 of 15 cents a gallon was OK but not in todays world. When you are paying in the thousands for a vehicle and 5 bucks a gallon for fuel to run it , not to mention the repairs and insurance, door to door delivery in rural areas died years ago . Now you have postal employees that could care less about on -time delivery, rain, sleet, snow and all that other shit. All they care about today is getting to Timmies at the end of their run and grabbing a smoke and getting home after getting 8 hours pay for 6 or less hours of work, all at better than 20 bucks an hour. I had a postal worker refuse to deliver the mail to the back door of our apartment building because she had to walk 20 ft farther when the front door was out out service. With fewer and fewer people using it and more people every day doing everything on-line the postal service is fast becoming redundant and I don't feel that a helluva lot of tax money should be spent paying for the service.. Canada was told a few years back to support themselves or close up shop and I fully agree.. They have been non-profit long enough......:)
Grump 1/10/2014 6:06:02 PM Report

Big Brother and if that isn't bad enough we then have to listen to the swampers making smart assed comments. I suppose if you are not able to add anything sensible then that's the best they can do. That is other than shutting up and not embarrassing themselves.
steelworker 1/10/2014 6:09:23 PM Report

Ya.
lookaround 1/10/2014 6:10:29 PM Report

Looking at all the polls and current data Harper is ahead in only 2 provinces and only by a couple of points For the rest of the MAJORITY of the country the Liberals lead by a significant number of points.
So far Trudeau is in the lead
flyhawk25 1/10/2014 6:13:39 PM Report

Some of us 'headline readers' actually buy and read newspapers.
The Canadian Press reported a loss of 60,000 full time jobs offset by the addition of 14,200 part time jobs.
But some low level readers extrapolate that to mean that the economy is just peachy.
That kind of reading is dry and somewhat boring.I guess it's easier to just make silly comments about seasonal workers.
Grump 1/10/2014 6:19:24 PM Report

JC there are many businesses that are not viable until a good manager comes in, cuts the current management and a bit of fat here and there and suddenly it's viable again. I hate to see any service disappear due to greed and incompetence. I know it's the same old drum but I don't believe this lot could run a dog and pony show properly. Kinsella had a column a while back detailing free tickets to shows and sporting events etc. Private car washes for the management and on and on. All that crap adds up.
Just Curious 1/10/2014 6:24:24 PM Report

Mallet; The problem as I see it with 2-3 day a week delivery is the cost of the employees. You are still going to have to pay them for a forty hour week or the union is gonna shut the whole thing down. I know there are a few people out there that will have a problem as I'm sure I might eventually, but the line has to be drawn somewhere. As for a couple of days of bad weather, we don't get delivery for 2 days over the weekend and we get by. That circumstance may happen once or twice a year and if you live in a neighborhood where you can't ask a friend or neighbor to get your mail you really need to rethink moving.. There is nothing coming in the mail that can't wait a day or two to get looked after. Do you run right into town to buy a burger the day you get the flyer in the mail?? I know I am being hard-nosed about it but I don't really see the need for everyday delivery even to the community boxes, three times a week should suffice...Bear in mind this is just my own opinion...:)
lookaround 1/10/2014 6:24:30 PM Report

Yes Steelworker I await your comments but facts are facts. You will get over it. I am sure .
shakespeare 1/10/2014 6:31:02 PM Report

JC it's not just you, ... it seems to be 90% of Canadians and it's like fingernails down the chalkboard. The correct expression is " I couldN'T care less"
"I could care less" means exactly the opposite of what you mean. I even had a bloody argument with a high school English dept. head who insisted that she was right with "I could care less". She was left quivering with humiliation when she realized that her life had been built on an error.
You never run into this problem in the U.K. where, for all of their other sins, (like wartu for water) they do pronounce the "n't" in "couldn't".
So please guys, it's " I COULDN'T CARE LESS"
I won't even get into the "its", "it's"
thing, tonight. Off to watch a movie.
Just Curious 1/10/2014 6:33:58 PM Report

I agree, Grump... Had a chance to see first hand how much money the OLG just totally pissed up against a wall on a daily basis, people with a huge budget that they just had to spend or lose it, and It's disgusting. The problem is, these are the ones making the decisions and they will do anything to keep the status quo. There isn't a political party anywhere that will tackle that sort of problem and even if they eventually shut down the postal service, the people I'm speaking of will just get moved to another plum job and we still lose...Really sad but just the way we have set the world up to run. There isn't a man or woman on this planet that worth a million a year and yet our tax money is paying for a boxcar load of them...
nanag 1/10/2014 6:38:50 PM Report

Seriously Folks

Would there REALLY be ANY mail worth walking out in -30 degree weather? How freakin important is that flyer or ANY mail for that matter? There is NO law that says mail MUST be picked up within 5 minutes of delivery. So let it sit.I work with seniors every day and it is largely a matter of not liking change. Granted there are some who would not be able to make the walk. There needs to be plan B for those individuals. Then there are the ones who just want to B*tch for Bit**ing sake. Some of these darlins could use the fresh air and exercise. A gentle walk to get the blood pumping is a good thing. Good Lord. If you are such a hermit that you have no one to help you get your mail how the heck do you get out to do your old fashioned banking? who gets your groceries? who buys your booze and smokes? If these people who are complaning about having to walk to the corner to get the mail get out to go to bingo or the casino or to a doctor appointment they can get the mail.

That should do it for my vent of the day
Just Curious 1/10/2014 6:40:46 PM Report

And on that note, (sorry about my linguistic mistake, Shakes, as I do know the difference), but that's enough serious shit for today. I can hear a beer in the fridge calling my name and I hate to see sadness in any form. Nothing worse than a cold beer that no one wants.....LO...:)
Wisenheimer 1/10/2014 6:42:01 PM Report

TSX up 118, as U.S. investors come back to Canada. Top picks, TD, Suncor, CP.
Oldie Goldie 1/10/2014 6:54:00 PM Report

Just Curious--Your jealousy of Postal Workers and Mail in general showed up in your last post.

At least Mallet tells it like it is. Many people will have difficulty getting their mail with these changes but many have your kind of attitude---Who cares ?

The biggest problem is that Canada Post gave very little thought to solve their problems.

3 day a week delivery would have helped.

Selling Purolator--a deficit making competitor would have helped.

Keeping the Postal Worker's Pension Fund fully funded would have helped.

Sending mail all over Ontario and sorting it 3 or 4 times before delivery was an assinine decision---creating more work than necessary.

When they had 2 boxes they could not even think of making them 2 different colours so Customers could use the right box without Canada Post having to resort to sorting some of the mail twice more than needed.

Most of Canada Post's deficit has been self-made by incompetent--highly paid--government appointed--Supervisors who knew very little about mail delivery.

Canada Post Officials are not business oriented people who were not even qualified to run a dog kennel.

Don't blame it on the Postal Workers who deliver what they are given and they do it in Weather that most people would stay indoors and not go to work.

As for Junk Mail---Businesses pay to have it delivered---although at a reduced Postage Rate.

Most Charity Businesses that do good work for many Canadians in need will disappear without their Mail being delivered.

Eventually Canada Post will be taken over by Private Businesses---then watch your Postal Rates go up.

Even our Laws demand that notification be given for many Legal reasons and that is done by mail.
Just Curious 1/10/2014 8:22:53 PM Report

Oldie Goldie=pit bull with a bone...LOL.. It's gonna happen, get used to it. And I am not jealous of anyone...All my life, I was given a job it was a given I would do it, if not I was fired. That is not an option any unionized company has, part of what is wrong with the world today. None of it is gonna affect me in any way so I really don't give a s##t, I just like to listen to you spout the same old argument over and over as does rw. Say goodnight , Oldie, and I would advise you to buy some comfortable walking shoes with a good snow grip on them before the demand for them goes up in the larger centres...LOL..:)
Just Curious 1/10/2014 8:27:55 PM Report

G'night Gracie...Or Oldie, as it were. Time for beddie bye now... We both need our sleep, being elderly as we are...:)
statusquo 1/10/2014 8:31:25 PM Report

nanag,

"Would there REALLY be ANY mail worth walking out in -30 degree weather?"

Yes there would!

-Victoria Secret 2014 calendar.

-Brian Hayes' accomplishments and vacuous goobly doops.

-Sault This Week

-Food Basics Coupons

-Chicks with Dicks "person" of the month

-Walmart rotisssery chicken frequent flyer rebate vouchers

- The Watch Tower

- The Cleveland Steamer sentinel






mallet 1/10/2014 8:36:42 PM Report


Oldie Goldie...

As I said in my reply to Just Curious, I can see both sides of this issue. Nanag brings in one of the issues that defines this, in other situations this problem is overcome I.E. groceries, smokes etc. My own opinion is that with cafeful thought the service could continue albeit not a daily delivery. If you reduce deliveries to say 2 days a week, then that should theorectically reduce your manpower requirements by the same amount. I personally only collect my mail once a week, I just have to make sure any bills give me at least a 2 week (14 Day) grace period. The reason I only collect it once a week is that it is a 17 and half Km trip out and then back again, but again that is our choice where we live.
nanag 1/10/2014 8:46:20 PM Report

STATS

I stand corrected. I have not heard of "chicks with dicks" magazine :) I guess that could be a no brainer for some to plow through 20 feet of snow in 40 below weather.. who woulda thunk it?
flyhawk25 1/10/2014 9:06:46 PM Report

The US just recently dropped six day a week mail delivery down to five.Of course the unions weren't happy but that is their job - to fight for jobs even if they cannot win.
Here we could have cut back a day or even two a week and I doubt we'd even care. But at least we'd have home delivery for those already with it.
I think what annoys so many folks is the way in which the feds decided to do this.
As is their wont this government did not consult the taxpayers.
And that seems to me to be the issue - government by edict.
It is just one more example of what happens when politicians think they are ruling not governing.
Time to dump HRH Harper.
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