Mail deliveries may come to a halt as of July 2 with Canada Post anticipating a possible strike by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.

Potential July 2 postal strike prompts property tax warning

Sicamous and Salmon Arm offer payment options to make July 4 deadline.

A potential work stoppage at Canada Post is expected the same week property taxes are due.

Canada Post has issued a warning to businesses and local governments that a strike may occur as soon as July 2. This has prompted municipalities to put out public reminders of accepted alternative options to submit payment of property taxes by the July 4 deadline.

A District of Sicamous bulletin states payments can be made through your bank’s telebanking/online bill payment service, in person between Monday and Friday at the municipal hall (cash, cheque or debit cards only – credit cards not accepted), through the municipal hall mail slot (if after hours) and through a courier service to 446 Main Street.

Salmon Arm property owners can submit payment in person at city hall, Monday to Friday between 8:30 and 4 p.m. (cash, cheque or debit only), through the city hall payment drop box, through Internet banking or through a mortgage company.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers contract with the federal government expired last summer. The federal government is in the process of reviewing Canada Post’s operations. The first phase of the review, which includes an independent task force gathering input from Canadians and identifying options for a future postal service, isn’t expected to be complete until September 2016. Final decisions aren’t expected from the government until spring 2017.






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