This is so stupid I almost posted it in the funnies section.
Mail must go through, unless it's to the Pedersens
Last Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2003 12:34:25
PERTH-ANDOVER, N.B. - Marion and Nickolaj Pedersen have to pick up their mail at a neighbour's house in New Brunswick because the United States won't let the mail go up the road to their front door.
The problem is that the only road to the Pedersen farm house winds through the U.S. and tightened security at the border prevents Canada Post from crossing the border and crossing back into Canada.
The Pedersens are allowed to use the road, but the U.S. has banned visitors from using it.
The trouble began when newspaper delivery was banned, then Canada Post was warned its trucks could be impounded if its deliverers kept using the road.
The Pedersen farm is near Perth-Andover in New Brunswick.
Written by CBC News Online staff