Canada Post reminds to clear walkways

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Canada Post is asking citizens to clear the way by shoveling the snow and ice from their sidewalks and from in front of their homes. Many letter carriers have reported hazardous conditions due to ice and snow along their routes.

"A lot of people did make the effort to clear their sidewalks this winter," said Canada Post's Malcolm French. "Even if they were partly blown in again before our letter carriers arrived, they appreciate the effort."

Canada Post is asking citizens to clear the way by shoveling the snow and ice from their sidewalks and from in front of their homes. Many letter carriers have reported hazardous conditions due to ice and snow along their routes.

"A lot of people did make the effort to clear their sidewalks this winter," said Canada Post's Malcolm French. "Even if they were partly blown in again before our letter carriers arrived, they appreciate the effort."

Snow clearing is a major health and safety issue for Canada Post. Last winter, nearly 100 Saskatchewan letter carriers were injured due to slips and falls in ice and snow along their routes. The result was nearly 1,000 person-days lost, at a cost of nearly $0.5 million to Canada Post.

"That doesn't even take into account the pain and suffering of the individual letter carriers. There's no way to quantify that," French said. "A few minutes this evening or tomorrow morning could save your letter carrier a lot of grief."

Organizations: Canada Post

Geographic location: Saskatchewan

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