The destruction range at Rocky Point will be in use Oct. 2 to 4. (Photo submitted by Department of National Defence)

The destruction range at Rocky Point will be in use Oct. 2 to 4. (Photo submitted by Department of National Defence)

Explosions afoot at Rocky Point in Metchosin

Planned disposal could mean an increase in noise

  • Oct. 2, 2018 12:00 a.m.

Be aware there could be some loud booms in the air in Metchosin.

The Fleet Diving Unit will conduct administrative destruction at the Rocky Point Destruction Range between Pedder Bay and Beecher Bay Oct. 2 to 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This involves the planned destruction of materials that need to be disposed of and is not a training exercise, said Capt. Jenn Jackson, base public affairs officer at CFB Esquimalt. “These planned distractions may include explosive materials that have reached the end of their effective life,” Jackson explained. Planned destructions like this one take place periodically as required, she added. Local residents may notice an increase in noise in the surrounding areas while the range is in use.

The public is reminded that no unauthorized person may enter the area, and trespassing is prohibited. In the unlikely event that stray ammunition or explosive objects are encountered, do not pick up or keep the objects as souvenirs. Notify local police immediately to arrange for disposal.


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