Another UXO Find on Blair Rifle Range Trail

North Vancouver, British Columbia Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) officials reached out to residents and those who use the trails at Blair Rifle Range about a recent UXO find by UXO contractors working in the area. The statement released by email read, "On April 12, 2018, DND found a three-inch mortar during its on-going UXO survey work at the former Blair Rifle Range. As part of regular UXO safety procedures, the area has been secured and access temporarily restricted until the item is safely disposed of. DND's military ordnance disposal team is on site to safely dispose of the item and ensure public safety. They have decided that a controlled on-site detonation is the safest way to dispose of the item, so you may notice a loud noise, some smoke, and minimal vibrations."



Canada Expands Its List of UXO "Legacy" Sites

Guelph, Ontario The Canadian Department of National Defense's Unexploded Explosive Ordnance Legacy Site Program (i.e., the Canadian version of the Formerly Used Defense Sites Program) is conducting research to determine if the former Royal Canadian Air Force training area in the Guelph area should be included into the program. The site was used during WWII as a rifle range (i.e., small arms) but between 1988 and 1993, Canadian Forces EOD teams were called to the Guelph area to respond to six separate incidents with wartime explosives. In each of these cases, the teams found practice bombs or training rounds.


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