Update: The Saskatchewan RCMP clarified that the explosives were found in an abandoned, remote building in the Shaunavon detachment area, in southwest Saskatchewan, not the southeast as was reported in the initial release. This article has been updated with the new information.
The Saskatchewan RCMP's Explosives Disposal Unit safely collected explosives last week that were found in an abandoned, remote building in the southwest.
The Saskatchewan RCMP said a report was made to the Shaunavon RCMP detachment, which contacted the EDU.
"It's not that uncommon to locate abandoned explosives. They may have been originally intended for boulder busting or construction and some are quite old," said Sgt. Darren Topping.
Topping said the EDU team has responded to more than 10 similar calls this year involving explosives, ammunition, and flares.
"Explosives are incredibly dangerous and may be unstable," added Topping. "Do not handle them and call your local police. They will contact the experts who have the skills and training to dispose of them safely."