Parks Canada has closed part of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on Vancouver Island while the defence department sweeps the area for old bombs from the Second World War.The Canadian Forces have already destroyed an old mortar, pictured, on Feb. 26, 2011. It was found by a parks volunteer buried in the sand.
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The defence department will do a sweep of the sand dunes in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve to see if there are any leftover bombs buried in the sand before it's re-opened to the public, Parks Canada said.
The Canadian Forces used the dunes for training in the 1940s and '50s before it became a national park.
In February, a Second World War mortar was found in the Wickaninnish Sand Dunes on the west coast of the island and the defence department was called in to investigate. The mortar was safely destroyed.