PETERS – Canada Post plays the Grinch in forcing out letters from Santa writer

(Image: CFJC Today)

IZZY McQUEEN has a lot more time on her hands these days.

Izzy is one of the Kamloops Blazers’ most ardent boosters, but is more well-known in Kamloops as Santa’s most diligent local helper.

Inundated with thousands of letters from Canadian children every year, Santa entrusts Canada Post and helpers like Izzy with the task of responding to those requests, allowing him plenty of time to focus on supervising elves and shoveling up the presents left by generous reindeer.

For Izzy, this would have been the 35th year of deciphering the scrawl of Kamloops children on behalf of Santa.

That means in recent years she has undoubtedly been responding to the children of the children to whom she wrote when she first took on the task in 1985.

The foul beast that is 2020, unfortunately, had other plans.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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