World War II mortar removed from Stanley Park
Mortar shell was found near HMCS Discovery naval base on Deadman's Island on Thursday
A World War II bomb shell has been removed from Stanley Park by Vancouver police.
The mortar shell was discovered by someone with a metal detector near the HMCS Discovery naval base on Deadman's Island Thursday afternoon.
A Vancouver police bomb squad closed off the part of the park around the facility, which was built during World War II.
Police X-rayed the shell, but could not determine whether it was live or not. It has been removed for further analysis.
Police have now left and reopened the park.