Friday, April 17, 2020

Slight change towards delivery of the local paper now in place

The Prince Rupert Northern View, part of the Black Press news chain
is changing how you receive your weekly newspaper at the doorstep

If you listen carefully, you may just hear your neighbourhood newspaper carrier humming, or whistling an old Bob Dylan classic these days,

With the strains of:

 "the answer my friend, is blowing in the wind ... the papers are blowing in the wind:"

In response to the COVID-19 situation in the province, Black Press the parent company for the the Prince Rupert Northern View has outlined how from now on their delivery team will not be placing the newspaper in mailboxes, but rather, will leave the paper placed at the door.

Something which in the occasionally rainy and windy conditions found in Prince Rupert could mean you will be sharing your paper, with any number of neighbours to your left or right, depending which way the wind is blowing that day.

Black Press does offer up a suggestion for home owners to place a basket, bucket or tube at their front doors for the paper to be placed in.

The article introducing the new measure also notes that some of the chain's paper delivery carriers around the province are receiving some rather harsh treatment by customers, who it seems yell at the poor souls simply trying to deliver a paper.

Why anyone would yell at a newspaper carrier is anyone's guess, but since we aren't a Black Press employee we can suggest that it probably says more about the customer, than it does for the person simply trying to deliver a paper.

And honestly, what's wrong with you?

The problem in Prince Rupert may not be as prevalent here as it is other larger communities however. 

In recent months, the Northern View has installed a number of Newspaper boxes around the city's neighbourhoods, mostly owing to a lack of those on the payroll to deliver the paper.

(see all that yelling takes its toll it does)

So if your paper somehow blows away one day, or you've become so uncivil that even a paper carrier won't stop by anymore ... you can always find a copy somewhere around town.

For more notes related to media in the Northwest see our archive page here.

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