Letter: Town of Ladysmith and Canada Post dropped the ball during snowstorms

The snow removal by the Town of Ladysmith was abysmal, at the very least. The sidewalks, First Ave. and the side streets were barely touched days after the storms. Residents are required to clean their sidewalks by 10 a.m. the following day. What about the town?

Canada Post – we had no mail delivery from Friday, Feb. 8 to Feb. 14. I went to the Ladysmith post office to ask if they would give me our mail. They said no but to call the Canada Post support line and tell them our mail boxes were blocked by the snow. Why should I, a resident, have to call the support line when the local post office should have done that?

I called the support line and Canada Post told me a contractor would be notified to remove the snow. I assumed that meant all the mailboxes in our area. Well, our one set of mailboxes were cleared on Feb. 14.

But, to my amazement, two other sets of mailboxes within a block and half from ours, were not touched. Perhaps Canada Post is waiting until spring to resume mail delivery.

Joan Gordon

Ladysmith

Just Posted

Meet the Ladysmith ambassador candidates

Seven enrolled in this year’s leadership program

Dump truck driver hurt after highway crash in Ladysmith

One man airlifted to hospital after collision between dump truck and pickup truck Friday

Ladysmith reservoirs full despite winter drought

Both reservoirs at or above capacity

Rickter Scale: Goodbye in the blink of an eye

Funny the impact a text can have — in more ways than one

Stolen Bentley spotted going wrong way down highway found in Summerland

The car has been recorded going the wrong way on the Coquihalla, found two days later

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training

Late-season wave of the flu makes its round in B.C.

BC Centre for Disease Control reported 50 per cent jump in flu cases in first weeks of March

Tofino’s housing crisis causing some to seek shelter at the local hospital

Tofino’s housing crisis is pushing the town’s ‘hidden homeless’ population into the forefront.

Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

Judge Inez Cardinal sentenced Jaskirat Singh Sidhu to eight years

2 fires in Victoria caused by cigarettes prompts warning from deputy fire chief

Two separate fires caused by cigarette butts were avoidable

Wildlife activists slam B.C. business, clubs for ‘wolf-whacking’ contests

Chilcotin Guns, Creston Valley Rod and Gun Club and West Kootenay Outdoorsmen Club under fire

‘Families torn apart:’ Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash gets 8-year sentence

Judge Inez Cardinal told court in Melfort, Sask., that Sidhu’s remorse and guilty plea were mitigating factors

Vancouver Island motorists attempted CPR on victim in fatal Highway 4 crash

Collision took place west of Whiskey Creek; man in his 70s died

Most Read