News Parcel delivery in PG not hitting a snag with Christmas in the rear-view mirror SHARE ON: Brendan Pawliw, staff Thursday, Dec. 6th, 2018 Canada Post in Prince George | Kyle Balzer, My PG Now Anyone expecting a parcel from Canada Post to arrive in Prince George should have no problem getting it. This is from the Local CUPW even though other markets across Canada are claiming the rotating strikes has pushed the backlog back even farther, putting Christmas deliveries in jeopardy. However, it’s been a fairly smooth process in the northern capital. “The parcels are coming through and we are very busy getting stuff out and we have noticed the parcels have been sent five days ago with people receiving it, I had customers come up to me and say the same thing. I think there is a backlog but how much of a backlog but how much of a backlog, I think has been distorted a little bit,” said Clark Rasmussen, Union President. “It is very busy of course and we were hoping to have something in place for the health and safety issues as we have carriers out there working in the dark and that’s across Canada doing the overtime and again, I think we are pushing a lot of this stuff out.” According to Rasmussen, the larger than normal volume of packages they have right now should clear up very soon, just in time for the holidays. “We’re pretty close I think on being up to speed here in another week or two but that is just my opinion.” As for local residents wanting to send a parcel to another part of the country, Rasmussen believes you shouldn’t wait any longer. “Send it as quick as you can no matter what as I don’t think this is any type of a special year but honestly if you send it now and it’s going across Canada I still think it will get there.” The local union maintains the postal backlog claims by Canada Post have been overblown and was used as a ploy to get postal workers back on the job via the federal government.