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Municipality preparing for possible disruption to postal service


Wednesday, July 6, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – Canada Post recently announced a legal work disruption could occur as early as Friday, July 8, 2016. Should this happen, Canada Post mail delivery will not be in operation; as such, mail and parcels will not be delivered to the municipality, no new items will be accepted from the municipality, and any mail and parcels within the postal system during a work disruption will be secured and delivered as quickly as possible once operations resume.

The Halifax Regional Municipality is ready to ensure business continuity during any disruption to postal service. As of today, July 6, and until further notice, citizens and businesses should not send any payments, grant applications or other correspondence through Canada Post.

The municipality must still receive outstanding payments for all matters by the due date through alternate methods including telephone/online banking or in person at one of the four Customer Service Centres (Acadia Centre, Alderney Gate, Bayers Road or Scotia Square). Visit www.halifax.ca/311/inperson.php for complete civic addresses of the above-noted Customer Service Centres.

Prioritized communications and packages will be sent from the municipality to citizens and businesses through alternate and most cost-effective means, including but not limited to, secure email, telephone, fax and courier. The municipality will provide a service to deliver and attain signatures for correspondence and notifications which are required by law to be registered.

Regular updates on the effect of postal service disruptions will be shared through www.halifax.ca and @hfxgov on Twitter.

Source: Release

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