This video clearly
shows how COs used dynamite in the construction of the Trans-Canada
Highway. If the highway was supposed to pass over a large section
of rock, the rock had to be removed. The COs placed dynamite
in the rock to break it into pieces small enough to remove by
hand or by machine.
Film Credit: "Conscientious
Objectors in Alternative Service Camps, 1941-43, in Ontario,
Alberta, and British Columbia," Rev. J. Harold Sherk Films.
Mennonite Heritage Centre, Video Vol. 86.