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Using municipal streets for community mailboxes

Over the past year, Canada Post has been phasing out door-to-door mail delivery and converting to community mailboxes. 

The March 2015 progress report issued by Canada Post states that Canada Post intends to “work with municipal officials to find the safest, most convenient locations for each neighbourhood, leveraging existing street lighting and sidewalks where feasible.” 

The outcome of a current dispute between Canada Post and the City of Hamilton may shed some light over how much say local governments have over the placement of super-mailboxes on their streets.

The high cost of a data breach: 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study by Ponemon

Ponemon Institute has issued its 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study, sponsored by IBM.  For the first time, it included Canadian results.

Of interest, the Study reports that the average cost of a data breach in Canada is $207 per record.  The average organizational cost of a data breach, measured over three years, in Canadian samples is $4.4 million.

Province to update guidelines for regional solid waste management plans

The Province has announced on May 21 that it intends to review and update the guidelines for the preparation of regional solid waste management plans.  The news release can be found at the following link: 

We will be following this development closely and will report on its evolution.


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