B.C. man faces explosives charges after dynamite prompts evacuation

NAKUSP, B.C. -- A southeastern B.C., man in his 30s remains behind bars while awaiting his next court date on explosives charges.

See Full Article

RCMP in the West Kootenay community of Nakusp, about 150 kilometres northwest of Nelson, say a man was arrested after a search warrant was served at a mobile home park Monday morning.

Neighbouring trailers were evacuated when officers found what appeared to be dynamite and a blasting cap.

The RCMP's explosives disposal unit reached Nakusp Monday evening, confirmed the items were explosive and removed them to a safe location where they were detonated.

Residents were allowed to return to their trailer homes in the park shortly after 7:30 p.m. Monday.

An RCMP release says Johann Blattnig is charged with one count of possession of explosives and remains in custody at least until his next court date on Wednesday.


Latest Canada & World News

  • 'Napalm girl' Kim Phuc was 'saddened' when Facebook banned iconic photo

    World News CTV News
    The woman who became known around the world as “napalm girl” after appearing in one of the most iconic photos of the Vietnam War, is speaking out after Facebook temporarily banned the image earlier this year. Source
  • Canada in a 'very good fiscal situation' to run deficits, says Poloz

    Canada News CBC News
    Canada is in a very good fiscal situation and should not be worried about running up deficits at this point, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said in a television interview aired on Sunday. The comments support Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his year-old Liberal government, which is set to run a deficit of $29.4 billion in the current fiscal year as it pours money into infrastructure and a tax credit for families. Source
  • Public servants' disability claims stuck in Phoenix pay-system backlog

    Canada News Toronto Sun
    The federal government’s insurer has set aside more than $45 million to cover sick and injured public servants whose disability claims are trapped in the Miramichi pay centre backlog because of the Phoenix debacle. Sun Life Financial advised Treasury Board and the health plan’s management board that the “abnormal delays” caused by the Phoenix backlog prompted the insurance company to set aside the additional reserves for claims it knows public servants have filed but can’t be processed until…
  • Sgt. Hrnchiar charged with discreditable conduct after comments posted online following death of Inuit artist

    Canada News Toronto Sun
    Postmedia News First posted: Sunday, October 23, 2016 11:41 AM EDT | Updated: Sunday, October 23, 2016 01:55 PM EDT Source
  • Syrian refugee turned Calgary entrepreneur receives award for helping with Fort McMurray relief

    Canada News Toronto Sun
    She is setting the bar for Syrian refugees in Calgary through hard work and helping Albertans along the way. Rita Khanchet Kallas came to Canada in 2015 with her husband and son as part of the first groups of Syrian refugees to arrive in Calgary. Source
  • Young man dead, parents critically injured, and family devastated after allegedly booze-fueled crash

    Canada News Toronto Sun
    While a mother and father barely cling to life in hospital after their vehicle was struck by an allegedly drunk driver, it's entirely possible they don't yet know their son died in the crash. Meanwhile, a seasoned Calgary traffic officer is letting his outrage show that a person's alleged choice to get behind the wheel while impaired has not only cut short the life of a young man just 19 years old and left two people critical, but has "destroyed an entire family. Source
  • Venezuela Congress declares President Maduro has staged coup

    World News CTV News
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's Congress on Sunday declared that the government had staged a coup by blocking a drive to recall President Nicolas Maduro in a raucous legislative session that was interrupted when his supporters stormed the chamber. Source
  • Toronto woman wrongly billed for Uber ride in Poland says she feels 'violated'

    Canada News CBC News
    A Toronto woman says she feels she was taken for a ride after being billed for an Uber trip ordered on her account that she didn't take — 7,000 kilometres away in Krakow, Poland. Laura Hesp was at home in her apartment in Toronto on Monday when she says she received a text saying an Uber driver would be there in five minutes to pick her up. Source
  • Is Yellowknife ready to reckon with its toxic legacy?

    Canada News CBC News
    Fifty years after the worst of the arsenic emissions from Giant mine, lichen has yet to re-establish itself on the bald granite downwind of the mine. Research is showing that pollution from the mine is far more persistent than anyone suspected. Source
  • Murderer seeks prison transfer from Thailand to Canada

    World News Toronto Sun
    BANGKOK - Half a decade has passed inside his humid Thai prison cell, where he sleeps on the concrete floor, “living like an animal.” Yet when Michael Karas emerges, he’s an optimist. Karas, 60, picks up the telephone in visitation room No. Source