Military training to take place in Picton June 12 – 28

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Residents and visitors to Prince Edward County should be aware that Canadian Special Operations Forces Command will conduct training exercises in Picton from Wednesday, June 12 to Friday, June 28.

During this period, the public may see an increase in military vehicles and aircraft, as well as uniformed and non-uniformed personnel carrying firearms, a media release from Prince Edward County states. There may also be noises associated with explosives and small firearms.

The exercises will involve the use of blank ammunition and training explosives; no live ammunition will be present.

“Military exercises in urban and rural environments leads to greater expertise and prepares military members for Canadian Armed Forces missions around the world,” a media release from the county states.

For further information, contact the County of Prince Edward at 613-476-2148 ext. 1023, 613-962-9108 ext. 1023, or

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