July 6, 2016 11:05 am

Stop using Canada Post for correspondence now, Halifax advises residents

A Canada Post worker gets out of his delivery truck with a box in his hand in Quebec city June 15, 2009. Francis Vachon/TCPI/The Canadian Press

Francis Vachon/TCPI/The Canadian Press

As a Canada Post work stoppage looms, the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is advising residents not to mail any important documents like payments or grant applications through Canada Post, effective July 6.

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If a work stoppage does happen with the nationwide postal service, no packages or mail will be delivered throughout HRM, no new items from the municipality will be accepted and any items in the postal system won’t be delivered until operations resume.

READ MORE: Canada Post work stoppage: What you need to know if service stops

Residents, however, are still responsible for making sure any outstanding payments are taken care of by other means, such as online or telephone banking or by paying at one of four city customer service centres (Acadia Centre, Alderney Gate, Bayers Road or Scotia Square).

The city also says that if there are priority communications and packages that need to be sent to residents, staff will arrange for them to be delivered on time through other means like secure email, telephone, fax or courier.

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