2006 News Releases
Dec. 20, 2006
Canada Post welcomes the Year of the Pig with fortunate stampsFrom February 18, 2007 to February 6, 2008, it will be the pig's turn to rule the Chinese zodiac.
Dec. 15, 2006
Send Santa's letters soon!Santa reminds children all across Canada they need to send their letters to him soon.
Dec. 14, 2006
Corporate Post offices open December 23Many post offices normally closed on Saturdays, will open for four hours on Saturday, December 23.
Dec. 13, 2006
Delivering the future of advertising for Canada PostCanada Post today announced two new partners to assist in communicating the company's goals and accomplishments to its shareholders ¿ the Canadian public.
Dec. 12, 2006
New flower stamps will bloom in 2007Canada Post today announced it will issue three definitive stamps as part of the ongoing Flowers series on December 19.
Nov. 20, 2006
Canada Post Helps Canadians Send Joy --
Post Office Ready for Busy Holiday SeasonCanada Post has everything Canadians need to ensure timely delivery of their gifts and greetings this holiday season.
Nov. 20, 2006
It's Time to Think About Holiday Mailing!Canada Post reminds everyone the holiday season is fast approaching and it's time to start thinking about seasonal mailings.
Nov. 15, 2006
Canada Post Launches 24th Annual Santa Letter-writing Program -- Post Office Sends Joy to Salvation Army with $25,000 DonationCanada Post today announced that Santa Claus' North Pole post office at H0H 0H0 is open for business.
Nov. 7, 2006
Canada Post teams up with the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association -- Let the Frenzy begin!The Canadian Freestyle Ski Association (CFSA) and Canada Post today announced a new six year partnership agreement that will see Canada Post become the title sponsor of Canada's Freestyle team
Oct. 25, 2006
Canada Post says it's a serious question of safetyCanada Post is committed to maintaining quality rural mail delivery. Wherever possible delivery to rural mailboxes will continue.
Oct. 24, 2006
Canada Post offers free parcel service to families of deployed troopsCanada Post today announced it will provide free parcel service for family and friends of deployed Canadian troops for the holiday season.
Oct. 23, 2006
Canada Post's 2006 holiday stamps deliver spirit of the seasonThis year, Canada Post will issue its holiday stamps: three stamps to please contemporary tastes at the domestic, U.S. and international rates, and one very traditional stamp at the domestic rate.
Oct. 23, 2006
Mailing of inert or replica munitions now illegal in CanadaCanada Post today announced amendments to the Non-Mailable Matter Regulations prohibiting the mailing of inert of replica munitions into Canada, out of Canada, or within Canada.
Oct. 18, 2006
CanWest CanSpell welcomes Canada Post to the spelling spotlightCanWest Global Communications Corp. is proud to announce Canada Post is the CanWest CanSpell National Spelling Bee's 2007 Presenting Sponsor.
Oct. 10, 2006
Canada Post raises curtain on six Canadian opera greatsThey are bigger than life; their powerful voices soar effortlessly from the foot of the opera house's orchestra pit right up to the back rows of the largest arenas.
Sept. 25, 2006
Species at risk found on new stampsTo mark Stamp Month 2006, Canada Post will issue the first in a series of three sets of stamps depicting endangered species native to Canada.
Sept. 21, 2006
One-hundred-years young Macdonald College gets birthday stampOn September 26, Canada Post will issue a single domestic rate (51¢) stamp to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the official opening of Macdonald College.
Sept. 19, 2006
Canada Post puts in its two cents on the PERMANENTTM stampToday Canada Post introduced a new way to save a penny with the launch of the PERMANENTTM stamp.
Sept. 19, 2006
Canada Post Introduces New Stamp with Lasting Appeal!
Pennywise Canadians to benefit from new PERMANENTTM stampCanada Post today announced the introduction of a new non-denominated stamp that will retain its value forever. The PERMANENTTM stamp will be accepted at the basic domestic Lettermail rate and replaces next year's 52¢ domestic rate definitive stamps.
Aug. 30, 2006
Canada Post announces the 2006 Literacy Awards winnersCanada Post today announced the winners of the 2006 Canada Post Literacy Awards Program.
Aug. 18, 2006
Canada Post Toasts the Canadian Wine and Cheese Industry
Set of four domestic stamps highlights Canadian innovation.Canadian wines and cheeses continue to draw world attention. A highly specific combination of growing conditions and low temperatures has allowed us to become icewine makers to the world.
Aug. 10, 2006
Canada Post puts its stamp on 50 years of modern graphic designWhen even the most analytical minds are seduced by such visual things as paintings, prints, posters, and books and CD covers, the graphic designers know they have done their work well.
Aug. 2, 2006
Limited postal service to Lebanon now availableCanada Post wishes to advise its customers that limited postal service to Lebanon is now available.
July 28, 2006
Embargo on mail to LebanonCanada Post wishes to advise its customers that postal service is temporarily suspended to Lebanon. The embargo is necessary due to a lack of reliable transportation to this country.
July 26, 2006
Canada Post celebrates the lure of the wild with a new series of four duck decoy stampsDuck decoys are now the number one must-have collectible among the weekend antique hunters who travel the backroads of major cities searching for the duck that escaped everyone else's attention.
July 26, 2006
Canada Post announces new shipping solutionCanada Post announces the introduction of a new international shipping service called Light Packet. An economical solution that facilitates the movement of lightweight, low-value goods to the United States and other international destinations, Light Packet has been designed to suit the needs of Canadian eBay members as well as other customers.
July 25, 2006
And the Canada Post Literacy Awards finalists are...
50 individuals and organizations recognizedThe ability to read this news item is something many of us take for granted, but for the Canada Post Literacy Awards finalists, it's an accomplishment that they can take great pride in achieving. Canada Post is pleased to announce the 2006 Canada Post Literacy Awards finalists - outstanding examples of Canadian adult learners who put their fear of learning aside to significantly improve their quality of life.
July 12, 2006
Canada Post issues new stamp celebrating 100 years of the Alpine Club of CanadaIt's a sport that pushes the physical limits of the body harder than any other, where even a small mistake can be serious, and where experience is the most important piece of equipment.
July 4, 2006
Canada Post's new issue welcomes to Canada
June 29, 2006
Prepare for takeoff - Canada Post launches new stamps honouring the SnowbirdsSaturday morning they will take to the skies - a true Canadian tradition that will signal the start of Canada Day celebrations in the Nation's Capital and across the country.
June 28, 2006
Inflation rate triggers one-cent domestic rate increase in 2007Canada Post Corporation today announced in the Canada Gazette a one-cent increase (2 %) in the domestic basic letter rate as well as its proposed increases for USA and International letter rates for implementation on January 15, 2007.
June 16, 2006
Celebrating 100 years of mappingWhat's the total length of the Canada/U.S. boundary? When was Canada's largest (and one of the world's greatest) earthquakes?
June 12, 2006
Whale mail... Canada Post recognizes 50th anniversary of the Vancouver AquariumOn June 15, Canada Post will issue a single domestic rate (51¢) stamp to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vancouver Aquarium.
June 1, 2006
Canada Post President commits to mail delivery in rural CanadaAppearing before the Commons Transportation Committee, Moya Greene, President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Post, promised to work with Canadians to minimize disruption and inconvenience in mail delivery.
May 31, 2006
Canada's 2007 stamp program announcedNext year, Canada will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its capital city, the 100th anniversary of our largest and most northerly Canadian rocky mountain national park, participate in International Polar Year projects and host the FIFA World Youth Championships -- events that will each be recognized and celebrated on Canadian postage stamps.
May 31, 2006
Canada Post seeks reasonable solution to safe delivery of mail in rural CanadaCanada Post will work with local communities to find a solution to the increasing number of safety issues that have been identified in rural Canada affecting delivery to rural mailboxes.
May 26, 2006
Canada Post honours four legendary Canadians in Hollywood
New stamp series adds Hollywood glamour, Canadian styleCanada Post launched new stamps today to honour the lives and achievements of four Canadians who made a lasting impression in Hollywood: John Candy, Lorne Greene, Mary Pickford and Fay Wray.
May 23, 2006
A map for the future - Canada Post and the USPS issue stamps honouring Samuel de ChamplainOn May 28, 2006, Canada Post and the United States Postal Service will release a joint stamp issue that celebrates the 400th anniversary of French explorer Samuel de Champlain's 1606 voyage along the coast of New England to Cape Cod.
May 11, 2006
Nominations close soon for annual literacy awards!Canadians across the country have only two weeks left to nominate literacy students, teachers, advocates and supporters for a Canada Post Literacy Award.
May 10, 2006
Canada Post to issue new stamp to mark the Canadian Museum of Civilization's sesquicentenaryOn May 11, Canada Post will issue a single US rate (89¢) commemorative stamp celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC), Canada's largest and most popular museum.
May 3, 2006
Canada Post extends profitability to eleven consecutive yearsIn its 2005 Annual Report tabled today in Parliament, Canada Post Corporation reported its eleventh consecutive year of profit for its Group of Companies.
April 26, 2006
Canada Post stamp salutes McClelland &Stewart's
April 24, 2006
Canada Post mourns death of employee killed in AfghanistanMoya Greene, president and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Post, today expressed profound sadness on behalf of the employees of Canada Post upon learning of the death of Lieutenant William Turner, a reservist killed in Afghanistan this weekend.
April 19, 2006
Canada Post Pension Plan Extends Strong Results in 2005Canada Post Corporation today announced strong financial results for its Registered Pension Plan in 2005, the fifth full year of operation.
April 13, 2006
Canada Post salutes the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Labour Congress's service to the workforceAs the national voice of the labour movement in Canada, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) represents over three million unionized workers.
April 3, 2006
Take me to the river: Canada Post salutes the addition of Dorothy Knowles to its Art Canada stamp seriesOn April 7, Canada Post will once again exhibit the work of one of our most accomplished artists to millions of homes and businesses with two new stamps featuring breathtaking works by Canadian painter Dorothy Knowles.
March 27, 2006
Canada Post unwraps a new birthday stamp!As children, we can't wait for our next birthday... the cake, the party, the presents! As adults, many of us would prefer to forget them, though we enjoy celebrating the birthdays of our friends and families - birthdays are the second largest sending occasion, after Christmas.
March 27, 2006
Canada Post announces the 2006 Literacy AwardsIt is a startling statistic: four out of 10 Canadians have difficulty reading or writing. How many of us can even consider not being able to read the following lines?
March 20, 2006
Canada Post suggests Operation HonestyCanada Post responded to a recent media campaign by its largest union, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), by suggesting it rename its Operation Transparency campaign Operation Honesty and be honest about Canada Post's communications efforts as they relate to the Quebec City Letter Processing Plant.
March 1, 2006
Canada Post gives a ''green'' thumbs-up to Gardening with four new stamps
Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it*The official start of spring may still be a month away, but once again Canada Post is delivering the promise of a new season with stamps celebrating Canada's most popular hobby - gardening.
Feb. 15, 2006
Canada Post shipping services now available directly from eBay Canada and PayPal websites
Canadian eBay users can now create, purchase and print Canada Post shipping labels directly from their computerCanada Post today announced the launch of a new online shipping solution on eBay Canada, giving Canadian eBay and PayPal members access to Canada Post shipping services directly from eBay (www.ebay.ca) and PayPal (www.paypal.com) websites.
Feb. 2, 2006
Arbitration decision will not impact the closure of the Quebec Mail Processing PlantA ruling by arbitrator Guy Dulude will not impact Canada Post's decision to close the Quebec City Mail Processing Plant.
Jan. 27, 2006
Another million-letter year!It would seem that the traditional letter to Santa remains as popular as ever.
Jan. 26, 2006
New postage stamps for Canada's Olympic-bound athletesGlistening ice, aerodynamic clothing, state of the art blades and nerves of steel. These are the instruments needed to dominate the world in the team pursuit speed skating and skeleton events at the Torino Olympic Games.
Jan. 4, 2006
Canada sends Happy Birthday wishes to Queen ElizabethCanada Post will issue a single domestic rate (51¢) stamp on January 12, 2006, to commemorate the Queen's 80th birthday.
Jan. 4, 2006
Canada Post puts a wrap on Holiday MailExtra trucks, planes and good weather helped Canada Post deliver the holidays. ''It was a very successful holiday period'', said Rick Joubert, Director of Canada Post's National Control Centre. ''We actually delivered 35,000 parcels on Christmas Eve.''