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Society

New stamp honours first black letter carrier

February is Black History Month in Canada and this year, Canada Post is marking the occasion by issuing a stamp depicting Albert Jackson, likely the first black mail carrier in Canada. Jackson was born into slavery in the United States »

Society

New stamps are pretty but more expensive

Canada Post has issued a new set of stamps featuring spectacular scenes from different parts of the country at the same time as the cost of  mailing a letter increases. The issue is the second set of stamps in the »

Environment & Animal Life

Weather wonders featured on Canadian postage stamps

Canadians love to talk about the weather and their preoccupation is reflected in the post office decision to issue a set of stamps that follow up on the wildly popular weather-themed stamps issued in 2015. The Canadian government’s senior climatologist, »

Environment & Animal Life

Sharks of Canada featured on postage stamps

Many Canadians don’t realize it, but there are more than 30 species of sharks swimming in the waters off Canada and now, the postal service has issued stamps featuring five of them. Sharks from each of Canada’s three coasts Who »

Economy, Society

Christmas: season of joy, and stealing packages

Thieves take advantage of online buying/delivery practices As we near Christmas, more and more people it seems are doing shopping online.  Packages then are delivered to your door by post or courier. The trouble is that if no-one is home »

Economy, Politics, Society

Still more backlash against Canada Post ending home delivery

Federal New Democratic Party and City Mayors in Quebec join fight  To add insult to injury, Canada Post’s new redesigned community mailboxes are designed and built in the USA © Canada Post The resistance to Canada Post’s plans to end all »