'How are people surviving?': Gas spike detrimental for rural mail carriers, residents

'How are people surviving?': Gas spike detrimental for rural mail carriers, residents

A mail carrier says her out-of-pocket costs for delivering packages along her rural route have doubled because of the steep hike in gas prices and cost of living being experienced by many Canadians. “The stress is exhausting,” said Jennifer Henson, a Calgary mother of two boys and one of 11,000 rural and suburban mail carriers delivering letters for Canada Post across the country. “It’s not just gas. The cost of living has skyrocketed,” Henson said. “I’m always wondering how to pay this bill and that bill and I’m no different than any working-class Canadian across the country.” The 38-year-old said it used to cost her $60 to the fill the tank of her Ford Flex. “Now it’s costing me $125 to fill my tank every two days, so it’s completely …
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