Haida Gwaii isn’t unfamiliar with the military. They have had a presence on the islands for years and years and in fact a bit of that connection was recently unearthed… Literally.
Seems a resident was digging on their property when they came across a remnant of the past… an old piece of Military Ordinance.
Being careful, the small bomb that looks like a mortar round, was placed in a bucket and much to the surprise and dismay of the officers, it was taken to the Queen Charlotte RCMP detachment. After it showed up, the detachment was evacuated for a number of hours.
With consultations between the detachment and the forces Explosive Disposal Unit and DND, it was finally determined it was inert and therefore posed no real danger.
The detachment passes on the requests that if anyone else comes across such a device…LEAVE It in place…DON’T Take it to your local RCMP detachment…JUST Call them.
The Ordinance was later removed to where it can to disposed of.