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July 26, 2008

Bomb scare that closed the Transitway was a geocache

Gordon Dewis blogs:

Thursday’s Metro Ottawa included a story that opened with the following:
A suspicious package attached to a pole forced the closure of Riverside Drive and a section of Ottawa’s bus Transitway for several hours yesterday.
That description made me think "I wonder if it was a geocache", so I popped over to the OttawaGeocaching.com forums to see if anyone had posted about it and sure enough, it looks like Dead End Cache (GC1DT9M), now archived, was destroyed by the bomb disposal robot. At least it was "not deemed hazardous".
Pictures of the geocache from some of the logs show that it was a flat metal container with a green "official geocache" sticker on it. In other words, another opaque geocache container on a bridge reported to the police as "suspicious".
Read on, including Gordon's suggestions for avoiding this kind of thing in the future...
Related: Ottawa OC Transpo Guide

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