Explosive device found East of Sicamous, B.C.

By James Peters
March 8, 2016 - 4:41pm Updated: March 9, 2016 - 10:43am

SICAMOUS, B.C. — The Canadian Navy's bomb squad was called to the Sicamous area to deal with an antique military ordinance found by a woman cleaning up garbage.

RCMP Corporal Dan Moskaluk says the woman was cleaning up illegally dumped material along Hall-Fish Road when she made the discovery.

Moskaluk says the origin of the device is unknown.

"It was hard to determine whether it was amongst freshly dumped items, or had been there for some time, just covered with recently dumped items. We would appreciate any information as to how it got there," said Moskaluk. 

Moskaluk says the bomb squad took the device to National Defence property in the Vernon area where it was disposed of.

He adds if you have any firearms or military ordinances that you would like to get rid of, dumping them is not good idea, and nor is bringing them to your local RCMP detachment.

Instead, Moskaluk says you should call an RCMP officer to come help determine the best way to dispose of those items.

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