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Armed Forces to conduct winter warfare training near Birds Hill area

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If you see armed soldiers around the Floodway and Birds Hill areas today and this weekend, don’t worry -- you’re not under attack.

The Canadian Armed Forces announced today that the 38 Canadian Brigade Group’s Winnipeg Infantry Tactical Group, with members of both the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, will be participating in Exercise Igloo Patrol this weekend.

The exercise, beginning today and going through to Sunday, will see the soldiers getting basic winter warfare training.

The public is assured that no ammunition or pyrotechnics are being used during the exercise.

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