After being closed for about six months, Weaselhead Flats
was reopened in January. The park was temporarily closed in June when a number of undetonated explosives were uncovered.
The Canadian Armed Forces conducted training in this area from 1908 to 1998, so it was not surprising that some explosives were uncovered by the movement of soil and vegetation during the flood. The Parks department worked with the Department of National Defence (DND) to determine what needed to be done so that the park could be safely reopened.
As there is still a potential for explosives to exist in areas off the pathways, warning signs and brochures
have been placed in the park to alert users to the possibility of explosives. However, under the Parks and Pathways Bylaw
, these areas are already considered off-limits to the public to protect the natural environment.
Visitors to the park are asked to adhere to the DND’s guidelines if they see something that looks like an explosive:
1. Do not touch it! If the explosive is disturbed, it could explode and cause serious injury or death;
2. Leave the area; and
3. Call 9-1-1 and report your findings to the police.
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