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Canada Post Strike Averted for Now as Carriers Say They’ll Keep Talking

Canada Post Strike Averted for Now as Carriers Say They’ll Keep Talking

By The Canadian Press

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A mail carrier delivers mail in Ottawa, on Dec.11, 2013. The union representing thousands of Canada Post workers says it will stay at the bargaining table, averting a potential strike by mid-week. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – The union representing thousands of Canada Post workers says it will stay at the bargaining table, averting a potential strike by mid-week.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said Monday it would not issue a 72-hour notice of job action, giving the Crown agency’s negotiators an opportunity to address the union’s demands, which include higher wages and better working conditions.

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Rural Canada Post Carriers Could See 25% Pay Hike, Says Spokesman

Rural Canada Post Carriers Could See 25% Pay Hike, Says Spokesman

By The Canadian Press

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The Canada Post logo is seen on the outside the company’s Pacific Processing Centre, in Richmond, B.C., on June 1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

OTTAWA – An arbitrator has released a ruling in a long-standing pay equity dispute at Canada Post that gives rural carriers a hefty pay increase.

A spokesman for the Crown agency says a preliminary review of the ruling indicates rural and suburban postal workers, known as RSMCs, could see a 25-per-cent hike in their wages, plus increases in other benefits.

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Manitoba Man Charged with Leaving Suspicious Packages on Vehicles

Manitoba Man Charged with Leaving Suspicious Packages on Vehicles

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police have charged a 71-year-old man with sending hoax packages in the mail supposedly containing chemical weapons.

Police were first alerted to a suspicious package on April 27, 2017 in the 400 block of York Avenue. Several other reports came in surrounding similar packages being left on windshields of vehicles parked in the area.

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Red Cross Official Says Fentanyl a Risk; First-Aiders Can Say No to CPR

Red Cross Official Says Fentanyl a Risk; First-Aiders Can Say No to CPR

By Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press

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A Canadian Red Cross official says he sympathizes with a Manitoba postal worker who refused to perform CPR on a woman he feared might have overdosed on fentanyl.

“I can’t imagine the feeling that he or she was going through, knowing that they could have or wanted to help, yet they were more fearful for themself in that case,” said Don Marentette, the agency’s director of first-aid programs.

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WCB Resumes Using Canada Post for Workers’ Cheques

WCB Resumes Using Canada Post for Workers’ Cheques

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A mail box is seen outside a Canada Post office in Halifax on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

WINNIPEG — The Workers Compensation Board is resuming its use of Canada Post for all mail delivery as the threat of a postal disruption dissipates.

The WCB says mail service will resume for all injured workers’ wage loss, pension, and medical aid cheques and healthcare providers goods and services cheques.

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Winnipeg Firm Behind Women’s Suffrage Centennial Stamp

Winnipeg Firm Behind Women’s Suffrage Centennial Stamp

Women's Suffrage Stamp

A postage stamp reflecting the women’s suffrage movement led by Nellie McClung has the markings of a Winnipeg design firm.

Canada Post has released the stamp with the visual stylings of Tétro Design. The stamp, illustrated in black and gold, comes after creative consultation from veteran stamp designer Robert L. Peters, and direction from Susan Gilson, Canada Post’s manager of design and production of stamp services.

“A crux issue when designing stamps in Canada is the requirement for all text to appear in ‘equal billing’ in both English and French — a real challenge when given such a small piece of real estate,” said Peters.

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Police Destroy Suspicious Package at Canada Post Facility

Police Destroy Suspicious Package at Canada Post Facility

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police safely destroyed a suspicious package found at the Canada Post facility on Wellington Avenue Wednesday night.

Police and the bomb unit responded to the airport area building at around 11:55 p.m.

The package had already been placed in a safe location prior to police arriving on scene.

The major crimes unit is investigating and anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

— Staff

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