Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

February 21, 2012 22:37 ET

Public Service Announcement: Soldiers Travelling on Snowmobiles Between Kapuskasing and Cochrane

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2012) - Canadian Forces soldiers will be travelling on snowmobiles from Kapuskasing to Cochrane on February 23, 2012 as part of Exercise TRILLIUM RESPONSE 2012.

Beginning in the early hours of February 23, soldiers in a group of approximately 70 snowmobiles will travel east from Kapuskasing along the snowmobile trail paralleling Highway 11 to Cochrane.

These vehicles can be expected to travel at reduced speeds and motorists and other snowmobilers are advised to exercise care and patience when encountering them.

The purpose of Exercise TRILLIUM RESPONSE 2012 is to increase Canadian Forces operational readiness by practicing domestic operations in support of a simulated large scale commercial aircraft crash in a remote area during the winter months. The exercise will revolve around reported aircraft crashes outside of Cochrane in the Mistango Lake area, and northwest of Hearst near Constance Lake. No actual aircraft will be crashed as part of the exercise.

Contact Information

  • Captain J.H. MacDonald
    JTFC-LFCA Public Affairs
    Cell: 416-629-8277
    john-hugh.macdonald@forces.gc.ca

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