Canadian Hikers Encounter Live Mortar

Vernon, BC, Canada Hikers in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park found a suspicious device, prompting the response of an EOD team from CFB Esquimault under the direction the Joint Task Force (Pacific). "The EOD team found one live mortar round, and although it was live, it was deemed safe to handle and was transported by the EDO team to another location to be safely disposed of," said Lt. (N) Melissa Kia, public affairs officer with Maritime Forces Pacific Canadian Armed Forces. UXO finds are common in the area which is near Camp Vernon, a military training camp during WWII.


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