Grenade found with donated items shuts down Halton Hills store


Published January 13, 2023 at 4:54 pm

A grenade found along with donated items shut down a Halton Hills store today (Jan. 13).

Reports say that Wastewise in Georgetown had to be evacuated just before noon when the small bomb was discovered by surprised staff.

The discovery sent the Explosive Disposal Unit of Halton Regional Police to the Armstrong Rd. thrift shop.

Once they arrived at the scene experts determined the grenade had already been disabled and did not contain any explosives.

However, the shop had to be evacuated for several hours while the police investigated.

“Gentle reminder: please do not donate explosives to Wastewise or other re-use charities,” was the message posted on social media by Wastewise later in the day.

The store reopened late this afternoon and the operators say it will be business as usual on Saturday.

The past two days have seen plenty of disturbances at thrift shops in Georgetown.

Yesterday the Salvation Army was robbed at gunpoint by a masked thug.




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