Military Exercise to Take Place on Roads Between Peterborough and Port Hope

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National Defence -  Défense nationale
Public Service Announcement:

November 21st, 2017 – Toronto – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

From Friday November 24th to Sunday November 26th 2017, members of the Governor General’s Horse Guards, The Queen’s York Rangers, and The Ontario Regiment will be conducting a training exercise in the vicinity between Port Hope and Peterborough. This area includes other local townships including, but not limited to, Welcome, Cavan Monaghan, Garden Hill, Campbellcroft, Bewdley, Fraserville, Millbrook and Bailieboro.

Civilians in the area can expect to see green military vehicles and civilian vehicles along with soldiers dressed in CADPAT camouflage and carrying weapons. Civilians may also encounter soldiers acting as ‘enemy forces’ wearing various forms of camouflage and mixed civilian clothing, and using civilian Ford Transits or mini-vans. There will however be at least one person in CADPAT with those dressed as ‘enemy forces’.

There will be no use of any ammunition, blank ammunition, explosives or pyrotechnics throughout the exercise. The Ontario Provincial Police are aware of this exercise, called ‘Worthy Charge’.

Civilians are asked to kindly drive slowly and cautiously when moving or passing military vehicles and soldiers.

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Contacts:
On the ground on the weekend 24-26 November 2017:

Second-Lieutenant Erika Palakovic
32 Canadian Brigade Group Public Affairs
Phone: 289-244-1541

Captain John Link
32 Canadian Brigade Group Public Affairs
Phone: 416-633-6200 x 2845, cell 647-299-2546
Email: Jonathan.link@forces.gc.ca

Media Relations
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353
Email: mlo-blm@forces.gc.ca