A REWARD is being offered for two boxes of missing explosives.
Orica Canada Inc., the manufacturer of explosives that went missing on the West Kalum Forest Service Rd., is offering a reward of $2,000 for information leading to the recovery of the missing boxes, the company announced today, July 27.
“The company is conducting its own internal investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident and any actions to be taken,” said an Orica press release distributed by Terrace RCMP today.
“PowerPro is a nitroglycerin sensitized, extra gelatin dynamite formulated for use in surface and underground mining applications,” said the release, adding it “can be initiated by extreme instances of shock, friction or mechanical impact.”
“As with all explosives, PowerPro should be handled and stored with care and must be kept clear of flame and excessive heat,” the release said.
“Within the first two hours of the incident, Orica Canada Inc. notified the explosives Regulatory Division, (ERD) – a branch of Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Transport Emergency Centre, (CANUTEC). Both entities continue to receive updates as further information is gathered.”
Anyone with information that can assist the Terrace RCMP in identifying the location of the boxes is urged to contact the RCMP Watch Commander at 250-638-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).
People can also send an electronic tip online at www.bccrimestoppers.com or via text by texting the number 274637, typing TERRACE in the subject line and then relaying information in the message. Persons who contact either the RCMP or Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for the cash reward.
In the event that a member of the public comes across any boxes marked with PowerPro™, they should leave the boxes where they are and immediately call the Terrace RCMP detachment at 1-250-638-7400.