Getting your mail may have been a bit difficult today.
One local woman who arrived at the Drumheller Canada Post Office wasn't surprised that Canada Post had gone on strike today but was curious as to when she would receive her mail.
"I'm totally mixed about it. I mean, anybody who works deserves a living wage and their rights protected," shared Drumheller local, Jennifer McHugh. "Especially in today's day and age. It seems to be that there is more violence happening for service industry folks and government officials. I'm all for them getting what they deserve but on the other hand, I'm like, 'Where do I go to pick up my packages?'"
The Drumheller post office still has it's doors open today but there is a sign in the front window that reads: Due to a job action at Canada Post, this post office is closed until further notice. In certain mailboxes within the Canada Post building, slips of paper lightly explain to clients when they can expect their mail.
"The notices say that they'll hold them until November 6," said McHugh, worried. "Does that mean afterward, if this isn't resolved and they are still closed, that my packages will be sent back?"
We do know that the strikes or on a revolving schedule; effecting major cities distribution centers which in turn effect smaller communities like Drumheller. Luckily, because the strikes are happening in different areas 24 hours at a time, one can expect their mail or packages to be available after the 24 hour period with Canada Post workers doing what they do best and that's delivering a peace of mind.
"Well, some of this stuff is for Halloween costumes so it's like, 'Oh okay, well, alright. We're going to have to modify a few things,'" she explained in an understanding manner. "That's okay. Hopefully, this all works out and it doesn't drag on too long because I'd hate to see it go into the Christmas season."