Explosives Destroyed with a Bang

Kathy Brookes

A big boom in the Terrace area last night was the result of an explosives disposal operation. 

Terrace RCMP say they received a report from the Thornhill Fire Department on Tuesday that a homeowner had discovered explosives described to have had fuses, detonation cords and possible nitroglycerine -- a highly explosive compound -- in a shed.

Inspector Jayson Lucash says the incident was well managed through collaboration with the RCMP's Explosives Destruction Unit and surrounding residents were notified and the location secured until the disposal experts could arrive. 

Because moving the explosives could be dangerous, the police say a local contractor dug a pit nearby, and the EDU used that to blow up the cache at 9 o'clock last night.

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