Potentially dangerous discovery shuts down Edmonton-area golf course

Global News

EDMONTON – Fears over what are believed to be unexploded World War II bombs have prompted the Enoch First Nation to shut down a golf course and a cultural centre.

During the Second World War, the land served as a practice bombing range. The military says pilots only ever dropped smoke bombs; but Anvil GeoSpatial Corp.’s Reg Letourneau, who’s been using ground penetrating radar on the land for the past five months, begs to differ.

“It’s live, it’s unstable. It’s an unexploded high explosive,” he said.

Letourneau added that several thousand ‘anomalies’ have been found so far during the process, which is only one-tenths complete.

“Our findings to date indicate there’s more than what we were told. They’re deeper than what we were led to believe. There are more sizes and types than what we were led to believe,” he also said.

“Those things can take apart buildings,” said the…

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