Community mailbox found open in northeast Calgary, distressing residents

CALGARY – Canada Post is looking into what they’re calling a mailbox mishap.

Residents in the northeast neighbourhood of Taradale say they found a community mailbox left wide open around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Witnesses say the mailbox, which backs onto Tararidge Close N.E., was full of mail at the time.

Concerned residents called Canada Post and police. Canada Post says they activated an emergency response, and were on scene to fix the problem in about two hours.

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However, shortly after the mailbox was shut, officials with Canada Post received a second complaint that the mailbox was left open again.

Canada Post visited the area to close the mailbox for a second time around 10:30 p.m.

Residents say they have no way of knowing whether or not any mail or parcels were stolen.

They also have no idea if their personal information was compromised.

“Our feeling is upsetting and unsafe.,” says Taradale resident Amy Weber. “We feel angered, we don’t know what to do.”

Canada Post says they will not be notifying residents of the incident, because all the mail appeared to be intact and there was no apparent vandalism to the box.

They are speaking with mail carriers from the area, but say they expect the box was left open by mistake.

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