Alberta RCMP Recover Large Quantity of Explosives

Sticks of dynamite recovered by Alberta RCMP

Historic rules gave Alberta farmers easy access to dynamite and as a result there is a large quantity of explosives that remain forgotten on properties.

RCMP across the province say they've recovered a large quantity of explosives.

Between November 2017 and October 2018, Mounties have found 25 kilograms of an explosive known as Geogel along with 205 sticks of dynamite, 233 detonators, two-and-a-half rolls of detonator cord, and one bag of cordite dated back to World War Two.

Historic rules gave Alberta farmers easy access to dynamite and as a result there is a large quantity of explosives that remain forgotten on properties.

RCMP Corporal Paul Zanon says please remember that no matter how old an explosive is, it is still extremely dangerous.

Anyone who finds explosives or detonators should contact their local police immediately. Citizens are reminded not to move or touch explosives and providing a picture and an approximate age is helpful.

Recovered Explosives:

* 25 kilograms of Geogel
* 205 sticks of dynamite
* eight slurry explosives
* 233 detonators
* 2½ rolls (approximately 750 metres long) of detonator cord
* one bag of cordite (from Second World War)

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