Friday, October 27, 2006


Stop mailing fake grenades, Canadians told

`Tired of having its offices evacuated due to false alarms, Canada’s postal system said on Monday it will no longer transport replica and inert military explosives.

Canada Post said that fake and inoperative grenades and artillery shells have caused “numerous” evacuations of post offices in recent years, which have disrupted the flow of mail and scared employees.

“Continued exposure to these replica or inert munitions poses a real danger and desensitizes Canada Post and Canada Border Services Agency employees to instances where there may be a genuine explosive device,” it said in a statement.’

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