This week, and most other weeks of the year, Canada’s postal couriers will travel more than 1.6 million kilometres during their dispatches from coast to coast to coast, ensuring the country’s postal services remain intact. That’s about 86 million kilometres – more than half the distance to the sun – travelled each year on behalf of Canada Post. And with about 6,000 post offices scattered across the country, there’s more to the Crown corporation’s network than its thousands of dedicated postal workers. Various modes of transportation – everything from carriages to dog sleds and airplanes – have played a significant role in moving mail across Canada. Continue reading →
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By Bret Evans In my mind, the biggest challenge facing stamp collecting today is the shortage of postally used stamps. That probably doesn’t come as news to most stamp collectors and the reasons are obvious. First off, mail volumes are continually dropping. I’m a prime example. I don’t mail more than one or two letters …
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