How wonderful, Vernon in British Columbia wants to turn what was once a military training facility into a nature park. Only one catch though, the 56 hectares is still littered with explosives. Hmm, a park of natural selection! The land has been used by the military since 1942 and since that time a total of 8 residents have lost their lives due to mortar shells going kaboom. The Department of National Defence have no idea how much live munitions is still scattered or buried on the land but after a risk assessment the city plans to spend a year using technology (similar to an X-ray) to located the dangerous little sucker before opening it up to the public. Hmm, might want to get your insurance policies reassessed! Oh and did I happen to mention rattlesnakes? Seems they are in abundance too!
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OK, no need to panic people, but could the residents of Vernon please report any unusual sightings of animals, with say, three heads! Oh yeah and while we are on the subject of Vernon, officials of their nuclear power plant say they have finally stopped the radioactive substance, tritium, leaking into the groundwater. Never you mind, they say there is absolutely no detectable levels of the radioactive stuff in the Connecticut River or the drinking water wells (yet) despite two leaky pipes causing the tritium to seep into the soil and groundwater. Oh deary me, the big old scare was caused by a clogged drain.