Halloween scare involves sticks of dynamite

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PENTICTON, B.C. — A Halloween scare involving dynamite dating back to the 1970s has been found on a popular trail in Penticton, B.C.

The RCMP bomb squad from Vancouver was called in Monday and confirmed five sticks of dynamite were inside a soft-sided cooler discovered by a walker on the Kettle Valley Railway trail.

Sgt. Rick Dellebuur of the Penticton RCMP said the dynamite was to be taken to an isolated area for detonation.

The explosives were wrapped in a paper towel.

Although there were no detonators in the cooler, Dellebuur said the dynamite was still dangerous.

“It definitely had the potential to cause a fairly good blast here in the area,” he said of the dynamite believed to be from the 1970s.