Mailbox vandalism hits Chief Lake Road area
Prince George, B.C. – It will be at least a couple of weeks before residents in the Green Acres- Discovery road area of Prince George will have new community mail boxes installed.
Last Thursday night, the community mail boxes on Green Acres Road, were knocked over. Two days later, someone had dragged those mail boxes over to Discovery Road, dumping them in the middle of the road.
RCMP were called to the scene early Sunday morning, and stayed with the mailboxes until a tow truck could arrive and move the damaged boxes to Canada Post.
The good news is, none of the individual mail boxes had actually been opened, so any mail that was in them, has been safely retrieved by Canada Post.
The not so good news is, those who normally received their mail at the Green Acres community mail boxes will have to go to the Canada Post location at the corner of 15th and Nicholson to get their mail until new community boxes can be installed.
It will take about two weeks for the new mailboxes to be installed at the Green Acres site.
Canada Post says the new version of mail boxes will be anchored to the site, and in the spring, will be cemented into place.
This is the 18th incident of a community mail box in Prince George being vandalized since Christmas.
Canada Post advises residents impacted by this case of vandalism can go to the 15th and Nicholson location Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 3:30 to retrieve mail. You must have proper identification in order to get mail from that site.
Once the new mailboxes have been installed, new keys will be available at the main post office on 5th Avenue.