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Attempted armed robbery

publisher Dec 31, 2018 - 9:37pm

Police are seeking help in finding a man who tried to rob a Canada Post worker December 27 at Summerset Acres Road and County Rd 2 in South Glengarry Township.

A man approached the postal worker, brandishing an ''edge weapon,'' reports the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment, and stated, "This is a hold-up." The victim left the scene immediately without sustaining any injuries. The suspect possibly left the scene in a silver four-door sedan.

The would-be thief is a Caucasian, with a slim build, is 20-25 years old, brown hair, approximately 5 foot, 6 inches tall, with a reddish moustache, black jogging pants, grey hoodie, dark-rimmed glasses and white-soled skater shoes. He spoke with a French accent.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Canada Post update

publisher Sep 20, 2018 - 4:19pm

Here is an update from Canada Post on the possibility of a strike or lock-out.

"Negotiations continue between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).

Offers have been exchanged between the parties and all efforts are focused on reaching an agreement.

While we continue to work towards our goal of a negotiated settlement, we understand that you are watching the calendar and want to know what could happen.

We are nearing the end of the conciliation process, which is officially referred to as the 21-day cooling off period.

This is a normal phase of the conciliation process detailed in the Canada Labour Code and will end on Tuesday, September 25. That means the earliest a legal job action could occur is 00:01 (one minute after midnight) on Wednesday, September 26.

A legal job action requires the filing of a 72-hour notice. So the earliest that could come is Sunday, September 23.

It’s important to stress at this point that we have no indication that a legal job action will occur. Talks are ongoing now and we could simply remain at the table and keep negotiating after September 26.

However, we also realize that until an agreement is reached, there will be uncertainty for those who count on the postal service. If we reach a point where the union decides to conduct a legal rotating job action, Canada Post would remain committed to negotiating and we would continue to operate. In the past, rotating legal job actions have been isolated to one or two specific locations at a time, impacting those areas for a period of 24 hours.

In a situation like that, Canada Post would continue to accept, process and deliver mail and parcels in all areas that are not affected. Once the 24-hour period expires, we would return to normal operations in the affected locations.