Letter to the Editor

Postal follies It is outrageous and absurd that people who live in small villages are being asked to present ID every time they pick up their mail.

Postal follies

It is outrageous and absurd that people who live in small villages are being asked to present ID every time they pick up their mail.

How dare anyone refuse to hand over the mail when they know very well who it belongs to?

That should be against the law. But the stupidest thing about this is that before you apply for some kind of ID that may be issued in person you’d need at least a couple of others.

You’d receive in the mail. Canada Post must have forgotten about that. How stupid can you get?

Stewart Jamieson

Whitehorse

Hotel dating

Re Caribou Hotel honoured (the News, April 2):

In the lead sentence of your article, you identify the Caribou as “the oldest hotel in the territory,” saying further that it’s one of only two remaining three-storey frame buildings in Yukon, without mentioning the other building.

I am pleased to see that the Caribou Hotel has been slated for preservation, but I think it’s important for the record to show that the oldest hotel in the territory is the Westminster, in Dawson City.

The “Pink Palace” is not only older than the Carcross hotel by some years (internet research turns up 1901 or 1902 as the ‘birthdate’ of the Westminster) but it is also still in operation and thriving.

I expect you may hear from legions of “Pit” devotees about this.

I hope the Yukon News can print a correction for this shortfall in your research.

Melanie Needham

Whitehorse