An unidentified white powder that was found on a parcel at the Parksville post office has turned out to be grooming powder.
Cpl. Jesse Foreman Oceanside RCMP Detachment said on Friday that the powder that was discovered when an employee was emptying a bag of parcels on Nov. 1 was tested, ” found to be non-chemical in nature and proven to be a grooming product.”
The Parksville Canada Post Office Island Highway East was evacuated and closed around 10 a.m. Thursday after the suspicious package was reported to police. A specialized unit from the Lower Mainland went to Parksville to assess the powder.
The post office was reopened Friday morning.