Winnipeg police are a little confused this week, as someone anonymously turned in an actual cannonball during their gun amnesty month. Winnipeg does this program where you can return ammunition and firearms, no questions asked, free of charge (assuming they weren’t stolen or used in a crime). Well it turns out, this time around someone returned an actual cannonball from the 1700’s.
Apparently the cannonball was from a Fort York, over 800 kilometres North East of Winnipeg, it was also the site of some naval battles and a point for the Hudson Bay Companies fur trade at the time. As per the program, Winnipeg police have revealed the story but have not divulged the name of the man who turned in the cannonball.