TORONTO – Canada Post and TD Bank Group (TD) today announced the national launch of a personal loan product, the Canada Post MyMoneyTM Loan, after an extensive market test confirmed strong consumer demand for more accessible lending products. Continue reading
A mail carrier says her out-of-pocket costs for delivering packages along her rural route have doubled because of the steep hike in gas prices and cost of living being experienced by many Canadians.“The stress is exhausting,” said Jennifer Henson, a Calgary mother of two boys and one of 11,000 rural and suburban mail carriers delivering letters for Canada Post across the country.
Dr. Eric Feigel Ding, an epidemiologist formerly on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health recently posted on twitter a document from the Chinese Center for Disease Control, published in January, which suggests that the most recent outbreak of a new Omicron sub-variant may have been introduced in the Beijing area via postal mail from Canada.
Here’s Dr. Ding’s tweet:
📬MAIL DELIVERY OUTBREAK—China’s CDC reports an outbreak of #Omicron “likely caused” by an international postal letter. Genetically distinct from other cases, but linked to SE Asia & N America. If true—this is the first outbreak cluster spread such way.🧵https://t.co/FSBcGj847t pic.twitter.com/EL2m1OICZG
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) March 12, 2022
The South China Morning Post reported on the incident on January 17, while also pointing out that:
China has repeatedly touted the idea that it is possible to be infected with the coronavirus by touching contaminated objects, particularly via the cold chain.
Its health officials have also suggested repeatedly that the cold chain may have brought the coronavirus to Wuhan in late 2019 in the first place, and have urged studies to be carried out internationally.
However, the theory has been dismissed by most scientists in other countries as highly unlikely. Although samples taken from the surface of an object can test positive, they may not be infectious, because they may be dead traces of the coronavirus. Even if a sample can infect living cells in a laboratory, it takes a certain viral load to infect a person.
A claim by Chinese health authorities that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 was introduced to a resident of Beijing through a piece of regular mail from Canada was dismissed Monday as being ludicrous and comical.
Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, a China expert at the University of Ottawa who spent more than three decades in the federal public service working on China issues, said Chinese officials need to familiarize themselves with the latest scientific material on the spread of COVID-19.
“Unlike the early days, scientists have clarified that it does not stay on surfaces. To suggest that it would be on mail that came over days from Canada is ludicrous,” she said.
Mayor Gary Rycroft has lived in Beaverlodge, Alta., for more than 60 years. He remembers only one time when the local post office closed. It shut down for half a day after it was robbed decades ago. Continue reading
OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 26, 2021 /CNW/ – As temperatures drop and weather conditions make retrieving items from mailboxes more difficult for some customers, Canada Post wants to ensure everyone continues to have safe and timely access to their mail and parcels. Continue reading
Border closure due to pandemic has left people scrambling to claim mail by March 15 Continue reading
Free copies of the Epoch Times, an international newspaper infamous for pushing far-right conspiracy theories and pro-Trump messaging, appeared on Canadians’ doorsteps last month, leading to numerous complaints from the public and a controversy for Canada Post. Continue reading
Canada Post says 350 employees and contractors who work on the same shift at a Mississauga, Ont. facility were told to leave the workplace on Friday and go into isolation for 14 days. Continue reading
A Manitoba postal worker and the union that represents him says Canada Post isn’t doing enough to protect workers from COVID-19 in the midst of an upswing of cases. Continue reading
CUPW has received Arbitrator Elizabeth MacPherson’s decision regarding the collective agreements for our two bargaining units at Canada Post: Urban Operations and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers. Continue reading