British Columbia: Powell River RCMP block off portion of Marine Avenue; detonate suspicious object

Early in the afternoon on November 12, police were alerted to a possible improvised explosive device (IED) on the sidewalk on Marine Avenue between Duncan and Courtenay street. “In consultation with our explosive disposal unit (EDU), officers evacuated the block Read More …

B.C. man who detonated homemade bombs in Edmonton bank robberies sentenced to 9½ years prison

A British Columbia man who built bombs and used them to rob two Edmonton banks in 2018 was on Friday sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison. With credit for time already served, Justin Byron, 41, has just under five years Read More …

British Columbia: RCMP investigating IED bombs set off at Penticton school, park

RCMP in Penticton are investigating a series of explosions of IEDs in the city in recent days. Over the past few days, police have been looking into multiple reports of loud explosion sounds seemingly coming from various open areas in Read More …

British Columbia: Police destroy improvised explosive in Duncan

An RCMP explosive disposal team was called to Duncan last week after a suspected bomb was discovered during a traffic stop. North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP say that the explosive device was found on Friday night after Uniform Gang Enforcement Team officers Read More …

British Columbia: Evidence of explosive devices found after series of loud noises in Surrey

An investigation is underway into a series of mysterious explosive noises in Surrey. From July 19 to August 9, Surrey RCMP received reports about loud bangs coming from a green-space area near 4th Avenue and 171st Street in Surrey. Witnesses Read More …