Canada Post is saying goodbye to the door-to-door postman. The national mail service says rising costs and falling mail volumes have made it impossible to continue its traditional operations. The surprise announcement draws swift and strong social media reaction. The Canadian Press has prepared a Storify page looking at online reaction to the decision.

The national mail service says rising costs and falling mail volumes have made it impossible to continue its traditional operations, so it plans to put a five-stage plan into action that will help save up to $900 million a year. The Canadian Press has prepared a static graphic for online use looking at Canada Post's delivery methods and the average annual cost per address.