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Canada Post notes one week from today, is the deadline for packages and regular holiday mail and it is expected to be a very busy week.

Thanks largely to a growing number of online shoppers, a spokeswoman for the Crown Corporation expects last year’s November through December delivery total of 36 million parcels to be shattered this year.

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To spare Rudolph and his four legged pals the chore of pulling a Christmas Eve Canadian delivery sleigh the size of the Bismarck, Canada Post has added to its workforce, two thousand people for the holiday season, to address what is expected to be this new parcel delivery record.

Although December 11th is the aforementioned deadline, the countries primary postal operator still promises delivery for express post and priority mail as late as December 23rd.

Meantime, the Credit Counselling Society of B-C has a word of caution for Christmas Shoppers.

President Scott Hannah says shopping should be planned and on budget.

His chief concern goes to the average BC resident’s non-mortgage debt of 25 thousand dollars, including credit cards, lines of credit and loans.

He also warns that along with rising debt levels, there’s evidence of shrinking savings rates, and that’s alarming when it comes to meeting essential financial goals, and fulfilling retirement needs.

So what he seems to be inferring is this…while it’s commendable to give more than you receive….it is unwise to give so much, that what you receive is an unmanageable New Year debt load.

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