Suspicious white powder closes Canada Post outlet in downtown Kelowna

The Gaston Avenue Canada Post office closed Monday to deal with a powdered substance found in a letter, later determined to be icing sugar

  • Jun. 17, 2013 6:00 p.m.

A quick-thinking manager at Canada Post sealed off a letter with suspicious white powder and called in the hazardous materials team over the lunch-hour Monday.

The postal office at 530 Gaston Avenue had to be closed as fire officials and the RCMP set about investigating.

“The Office manager had put a container over it and secured the area. The office was evacuated and the building secured,” Kelowna Fire Department Captain Eric Simpson said in a news release issued later in the day

The Hazmat team entered the building using chemical resistant suits and breathing apparatuses and tested the white powder at the scene. The area was cleaned and the substance along, with the envelope, was given to the RCMP who got a hold off the sender to confirm the powder was icing sugar.

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