A major military training exercise is planned for the Peterborough area this weekend.
The Department of National Defence says beginning Friday, “Worthy Change” will feature more than 100 members from three regiments (the Governor General’s Horse Guards, the Queen’s York Rangers, and the Ontario Regiment) who will be conducting training exercises between Peterborough and Port Hope.
The military exercise also features dozens of military vehicles as soldiers make their way through townships including Welcome, Cavan Monaghan, Garden Hill, Campbellcroft, Bewdley, Fraserville, Millbrook and Bailieboro.
“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,” said Palakovic.
“There will however be at least one person in CADPAT with those dressed as ‘enemy forces.’”
Residents are asked to drive slowly and cautiously when passing military vehicles and soldiers.
“There will be no use of any ammunition, blank ammunition, explosives or pyrotechnics throughout the exercise,” said Palakovic.