A Willow Point resident discovered a suspicious object lying on the street at the corner of Eardley and James roads at approximately 10 a.m. Saturday. RCMP officers responded and secured the area, the item was photographed and the images were sent electronically to the Explosives Disposal Unit. Based on their findings, members of the Explosives Unit responded and seized the flare-like item (inset photo left, above police cruiser’s bumper). The explosive, which is frequently used in industrial applications, was taken to a remote site and detonated. The origin of the item is unknown, however, Campbell River RCMP suspect that it likely fell from a vehicle passing through the area.