15, 2002 Tuesday Final Edition
Post hikes prices
Canada Post increased the cost of sending letters yesterday
with a hike in stamp prices as observers continued to sound
a death knell for
so-called "snail mail."
cost of domestic mail rose by a penny to 48 cents, letters
to the U.S. now cost an extra nickel at 65 cents, and mailing
overseas will set you back $1.25, up from $1.05.
added cost will likely not help a postal service that observers
say is already under siege by competition from newer, faster
technologies such as e-mail.
advent of e-mail, pagers and faxes has connected Canadians
like never before, and postal officials admit snail mail appears
headed for a steady decline.