Delporte’s Rosemont address turned into something of a clearing house for mail sent from Russia to Canada last week.
Along with a postcard from her friend in St. Petersburg, Delporte received a bundle of postcards and letters destined for addresses all across Canada.
“Canada Post decided to deliver a week’s worth of mail from Russia to Canada to my mailbox,” she told Radio-Canada.
The mail was posted from St. Petersburg and Moscow between July 13 and 17. Among the mail was a postcard destined for Thornhill, Ontario and another for Burnaby, B.C.
“The best one was a postcard from a couple on their honeymoon who were writing home to apologize for getting secretly married,” Delporte said.
She did not open the letters and plans to return the misguided mail to Canada Post this week.
The cartoonist said the experience is providing inspiration for a new art project.
Canada Post did not return Radio-Canada’s queries for more information.
The postal workers union said there might have been a problem with a mail sorting machine.