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Canada Post pushing limits of graffiti cleanup in Kamloops

Canada Post is not cleaning up graffiti in a timely manner and Kamloops city officials are concerned about it
July 29, 2015 - 9:00 PM


KAMLOOPS - The city has a bone to pick with Canada Post, but it’s not about the cessation of door to door service.

Instead, Mayor Peter Milobar and several city administrators are concerned about the Crown company’s lack of graffiti cleanup on mailboxes in the downtown core.

Gay Pooler with the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association says her staff conducted an inventory of all the boxes tagged with graffiti in late May. The graffiti was reported to Canada Post, but Pooler says nothing was done about it.

“I believe that Canada Post should be held to the same standards as my businesses,” she said in a task force meeting with city officials earlier this week. "If businesses have graffiti on the back of their building and they get a letter that says ‘clean this up' within ten days or whatever it is or be charged for it, then Canada Post should be held to the same standard."

Mayor Peter Milobar said he brought the issue up to a pair of agency officials who visited him at City Hall earlier this month to announce the removal of door-to-door service.

"Canada Post guarantees 48-hour cleanup and when I let them know that’s not happening, they insisted it was,” he said. “We’ll have to keep following up with them. Because they’re very insistent that it’s the standard they meet.”

Milobar also said he was told to call a 1-800 number.

Jon Wilson, the city’s Community Safety and Enforcement Manager, plans to follow up on the agency.

“It’s on public land so there’s an obligation to maintain it,” he said.

A spokesperson from Canada Post was not available for comment.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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