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Old dynamite forces evacuation at West Kelowna trailer park

The residents at the Pine Ridge Mobile Home Park were evacuated from their homes for several hours last night, May 14, 2015, following the discovery of old sticks of dynamite.
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May 16, 2015 - 11:29 AM

WEST KELOWNA – The bomb squad from Vancouver travelled to West Kelowna last night to blow up some old sticks of dynamite.

RCMP say the explosives were in a backpack found by a resident of the Pine Ridge Mobile Home Park at 1860 Boucherie Rd. while he was on a hike.

The man brought the backpack home to the trailer park where he says he discovered the dynamite and called police around 5 p.m., May 15.

Emergency officials evacuated the residents from the 100 units at the trailer park to the Westbank Lions Hall until the bomb squad arrived and safely “disposed” of the sticks of dynamite, RCMP say.

Residents were back in their homes by midnight.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 11:25 a.m., Saturday, May 16, 2015 with information from West Kelowna RCMP.

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