Powder scare at Kamloops main post office

By James Peters
January 26, 2016 - 5:26am Updated: January 26, 2016 - 12:15pm

KAMLOOPS — Officials have confirmed the source of a white powder that caused a stir at the postal depot on Dalhousie Drive last night was baked goods.

The powder burst from a parcel and onto a postal employee.

The man was taken to hospital for observation, but was released without symptoms and Canada Post says he is expected back at work today.

Canada Post says the package was quarantined, and RCMP are contacting the intended recipient.

Patricia Nauss is the President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 758.

She says this type of incident happens from time to time.

"Sometimes it's just different types of flowers or spice," said Nauss. "It's a white powder, so it's hard to say. Once it was talcum powder someone had put into the gift."

"We don't know. We can't say it's not something dangerous, and we can't say it is."

Both Nauss and Canada Post say the employee followed the proper protocols in reporting the incident and ensuring other employees and the public remained safe.

Accident sends one to RIH Tuesday morning