South of Border: "Why Canadians have U.S. Post Office boxes, eh?"
August 7, 2019
Column No. 23
Since moving to Whitlash I'd notice vehicles, usually pickups, with Canadian plates stopped at the local post office. Recently I came across a newspaper story out of northern Washington state that described how U.S. border cities have many Canadians who rent post office boxes and support a sizeable number of private "parcel and courier services" that cater to Canadians getting mail and packages in the U.S.
I wanted to learn why U.S. Postal Service boxes were in such demand in border towns and began to ask around. Here's some of what I discovered about why Canadians rent U.S. P...