Mail now being dispatched to most Northern Alberta communities affected by fires

Alternate mail delivery implemented for customers in Slave Lake, Canyon Creek and Widewater

EDMONTON, May 18 /CNW/ - Canada Post would like to advise residents of Northern Alberta that mail is now being dispatched to most Northern communities. Many roads and highways are now open allowing Canada Post to safely transport mail into the area.

However, alternate mail delivery is being implemented for those evacuated from Slave Lake, Canyon Creek, Widewater and some communities North of Slave Lake who are still unable to return to their homes.  Effective Thursday, May 19th:

  • Those evacuated from communities North of Slave Lake can collect their mail at the High Prairie post office, located at 4801, 52nd Avenue. Photo identification is required.

  • Customers from Slave Lake, Canyon Creek and Widewater who were evacuated to Athabasca can collect their mail at the Athabasca post office located at 4909, 49th Street. Photo identification is required.

  • Slave Lake, Canyon Creek and Widewater residents relocated to other evacuation centres (Edmonton, Westlock, High Prairie, Wabasca, and Peace River) can have their mail redirected to the main post office in their temporary community. Evacuation centres and the post offices in these communities have been provided with a unique change of address form developed specifically for this emergency.

These are difficult times and Canada Post is working diligently to reestablish regular mail delivery as soon as the situation improves.

SOURCE Canada Post

For further information:

Teresa Williams               Media Relations
(780) 944-3137               (613) 734-8888
teresa.williams@canadapost.ca            medias@canadapost.ca

 


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