Canada Post delivers one letter too many - Oct. 03, 2013
Canada Post wants to help make your Christmas holiday “shinny” and bright.
“It was an honest error,” said Canada Post spokesperson John Caines, “it was an honest spelling mistake. It was picked up last week.”
Caines is referring to the wording on the banner for a coin gift collection counter display offered by Canada Post in its post offices for the upcoming holiday season.
The word “shiny” is misspelled, with one extra letter turning the word to “shinny,” a term for an informal pick-up hockey game.
Caines said the counter displays were distributed to about 4,000 locations across the country. He said the mistake was brought to the attention of Canada Post by “our own retail people.”
He said Wednesday’s call by The Saint Croix Courier/Courier Weekend was the first call from the public the corporation had received about the spelling error. The displays were distributed a few weeks ago.
The cardboard displays were printed in-house, said Caines who said, “No, we’re good,” when asked if Canada Post was going to experience additional costs to print the corrections.
“It was a simple mistake. These things do happen.”
He said he was going to be sure and pick up a copy of The Courier Weekend and check it for speling misstakes, stating “newspapers are always full of them.”