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Kahkshan Dar (Iysha)
212-9655 King george blvd
Surrey, B.C. V3T 0C7
FX: 604- 608-3199

 Feb 19, 2014

Access to Information Directorate
Canada Post Corporation
2701 Riverside Drive Suite N1180
Ottawa ON K1A 0B1

To whom it may concern:

Under the Access to Information Act and Protection of Privacy Act, please provide me with:

• A copy of all mailbox locations in Surrey, BC. If there are any mailboxes, which are in the process of being implemented in Surrey, please enclose this information as well.

If there are problems releasing some portions of the documents requested, please do not withhold release of all the documents, but instead forward those you can release.

To avoid photocopying fees, you may provide me these records in PDF format – either via email or on CD.

If you have any concerns, please phone me at (604)440-8895. My fax number is (604) 608-3199.

Please advise me when the material is available for release.


Kahkshan Dar



I am interested to know about the locations of  mailboxes in Surrey because there is no data available on this information on Canada post website yet. If I am able to find this information, I would like to map this information for convenience of neighbourhoods in Surrey. This will help to easily locate them to find nearest mailbox in their community. There are two stories, “The death of letter box” and “Community mailboxes draw thieves” from Vancouver Sun that lead me to do this assignment.


Comments on: "Access to information request" (4)

  1. These were two great articles you linked to in your blog. Unless Canada Post finds a more reliable “Thief Proof” protection for all the community mail boxes it will be a “feast day everyday” for vandals looking for money or simple mischief. I personally do not support Canada Post’s decision to close their home delivery services.

  2. Good request, useful links to support your writing. The high rate of theft breaking of mail post is high and something has to be done for the protection of private information.

  3. The inclusion of the the links to related articles within your explanation were useful, without them i probably would have still been a bit unsure of why exactly you were requesting this information. Mail theft is a breech of privacy and poses a huge issue. Many mail boxes contain a large amount of personal and important information so it is important that the issue be addressed and that a solution is established.

  4. There was recently a break-in at a community mailbox in my neighbourhood, so your request struck a chord with me. It seems odd that there’s no existing map of mailboxes in Surrey given how useful a resource it would be to someone who had just moved from another city. Hopefully your request could lead to a story that would inspire Canada Post to create such a map, or make it more accessible if one already does exist. Perhaps this map could also be used to implement more effective security measures (A patrolling mailcop)?”

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