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The Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) now has a cannonball in its possession thanks to the ongoing Gun Amnesty Month. 

Persons can turn in any unwanted firearms and ammunition during the month of June and will not be charged so long as it hasn't been used in a crime or stolen.

The WPS says that a person came into a Winnipeg police station with some antiquated ammunition. The man turned over a four-kilogram cannonball.

He apparently made the discovery of the cannonball in 1966 while in York Factory. The former Hudson's Bay Company trading post sits at the mouth of the Hayes River on Hudson's Bay approximately 200 KM southeast of Churchill.

WPS spokesperson Ally Siatecki says that it's definitely the most unique item turned in so far.

"The first week we definitely had some old long guns or rifles, but that's definitely the oddest thing we've had turned in."

Gun Amnesty Month continues through the end of June. 

 

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