Explosives found on farm outside Tisdale

TISDALE — The Tisdale RCMP responded to a call from a resident who found explosives on her farm outside of Tisdale.

Cpl. Mike Benjamin with the Tisdale RCMP, said that in this particular case the explosives were legally acquired by a previous resident of the property. The current resident was unaware of their presence.

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Benjamin said over his career, he has received similar calls before.

“Family members find grenades or explosives from the wars that were kept in the house and as they were clearing the house they find these items, and they call us right away. The best thing is not to touch, not to handle them – especially the older stuff,” Benjamin said.

“A lot of soldiers came back with souvenirs that ranged from pictures to cutlery to firearms to explosives, and everything in between.”

He said that when explosives are found, the protocol is to immediately phone the RCMP, who then makes arrangements with an explosive ordnance team.

“You have to treat old explosives with some caution because they are very volatile sometimes. It has since been removed.”

The RCMP received the call on Sept. 5.

From Aug. 21 to Sept. 11 the Tisdale RCMP responded to 111 calls for service. These included four traffic collisions, two requests for wellbeing checks, one call under the Child Welfare Act, one call under the Explosives Act, one assault and one call in regards to counterfeit U.S. dollars.

“We got contacted by a business in town here to say what they suspected were counterfeit U.S. dollars,” Benjamin said. “A member was dispatched and they are conducting an investigation.”

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