P.S.A.'S · 19th July 2012
The search continues for the lost explosives. Numerous officers and others were walking slowly up and down both sides of West Kalum Forest Service Road inspecting the ditches. The tool of choice? Good ‘ol fashioned Canadian Hockey Sticks.
Left or right handed, hooked or straight, each got to choose their own.
All joking aside it is a serious matter. Though the Terrace RCMP are currently displeased with our humorous published story ‘poking the tiger’ we respect the difficult job they do. Today we came across at least a half dozen officers with others in fatigues assisting in the search to discover the fate of explosives, which have been reported to have fallen off a truck.
Suspicions and queries have been raised. How could three boxes of these extremely well controlled hazardous materials have simply fallen off of a truck? One was immediately recovered off of the road, what happened to the rest? Did someone pick up a box and have intentions of using it? Did someone remove a box before it was noticed? This is a very serious concern.
This is a threat to everyone.
Not only if a psychotic person decided to use it, but many of our officers are presently engaged in the search, including Inspector Dana Hart. This removes a significant portion of our protective services from the local community.
We trust that if any of our neighbours has discovered a box, they will do the right thing and call the RCMP to come and retrieve it.
Below is a direct copy of the RCMP News Release regarding this incident. We ask everyone to keep this issue at top of mind. Nothing good ever comes from the use of this material in an aggressive or hostile manner.
Enjoy these pictures, laugh if you want, but remember, this is a very dangerous job and a serious matter. Note too, Inspector Hart is packing a rifle/shotgun to protect his men and women who are walking in the open, in bear and wolverine country, poking sticks into the bushes. We ask our readers, would you feel comfortable?
On July 16th, 2012 at 1:30 pm, Terrace RCMP were advised by Orica Canada Inc. that a freight truck delivering packaged explosives had three boxes of the high explosive Power Pro™(dynamite) inadvertently fall off the truck on the West Kalum Forest Service Road near Terrace B.C.
"One of the three boxes was recovered on the roadway and police are making every effort in locating the remaining two boxes." Stated Cst. Lesley Smith, North District Media Relations "RCMP believe the boxes fell out of the truck during transportation and are hoping anyone who may have come across these clearly marked boxes, will contact police right away."
The boxes are sealed with PowerPro™ printed in large white lables. Power Pro is nitroglycerin sensitized, extra gelatin dynamite formulated for use in surface and underground mining applications. It can be initiated by extreme instances of shock, friction or mechanical impact and therefore, extremely dangerous and should be handled with care.
If the public comes across any boxes marked as described above, they are asked to leave the boxes where they are and immediately call the Terrace RCMP Detachment at 1-250-638-7400.
Comment by Dave on 20th July 2012