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Hydro damage, Canada Post changes due to wildfires

This image shows the damage caused by wildfires in Cache Creek. (Courtesy BC Hydro)
Summary

Canada Post says cheques not picked up at a special location will eventually be delivered

Fires have caused major damage to BC Hydro equipment, repairs are ongoing

CACHE CREEK (NEWS 1130) – BC Hydro is sharing photos of the damage the ongoing wildfires have caused to its electrical infrastructure that crews continue to try and repair.

The photos were snapped in Cache Creek this week where crews have been fixing major damage and replacing transmission structures. “Due to the challenging terrain in the area, some of the structures are being helicoptered in,” says the crown corporation in a statement.

To date, BC Hydro says it has replaced 172 distribution poles, 95 cross arms, 147 spans of wire, 18 transformers and 40 transmission structures.

Canada Post’s response plan to fires

The forest fires are definitely affecting mail service in the Interior. Canada Post says those in evacuated areas will still be able to pick up their Canada Child Benefit cheque.

Evacuated people whose postal codes start with V0K (except residents of 150 Mile House)

Pick-up location:
Canada Post (post office counter)
1350 Dalhousie Drive
Kamloops
Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Evacuated residents whose postal codes start with V0L, V0T and V2G, and residents of 150 Mile House.

Pick-up location:
Canada Post (post office counter)
1323 5th Avenue
Prince George
Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

People who’ve been forced out can also have their cheque transferred from one pick-up location to another.

Evacuees in Quesnel can collect their cheque from the post office at 346 Reid Street in Quesnel from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

People in Lake Country can collect their cheque from the post office at 3211 Berry Road in Lake Country from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Canada Post stresses any cheques that are not collected will be delivered once normal mail service resumes.