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These explosives were found this summer after a family located a cache of dynamite, detonator cord, and a box with detonators while cleaning out barns in the Bassano area.

Could there be old explosives on your farm or ranch?

RCMP believe there is ‘a large amount of degraded dynamite’ in rural Alberta

Every year, Albertans report finding dynamite or detonators stored, or in some cases forgotten, on their properties. We are encouraging Albertans to continue to report these explosives to their local police. From January to October of this year, the Alberta RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) located and disposed of 36 geogels (gelatin dynamite), 11 sticks […] Read more

Even though it had been encased in concrete, this grenade could still have detonated and posed a dangerous threat.

Are there old explosives on your farm or ranch?

The RCMP says it regularly gets reports of degraded dynamite and detonators, and even grenades

Not so long ago, Alberta farmers and ranchers had easy access to dynamite and detonators. Because of these old rules, there is a large — but unquantified — amount of degraded dynamite in the province. Every year, many Albertans report finding dynamite or detonators stored, or in some cases forgotten, on their properties. Anyone who […] Read more