Military to Conduct Flare Exercise Over Lake Winnipeg

Gimli, Manitoba
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The skies near Gimli will be lit up tonight at the Canadian military conducts a flare exercise.

435 Transport and Rescue Squadron will conduct flare exercises over Lake Winnipeg between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. tonight.

The exercise involves dropping illumination flares and practicing all aspects of night search and rescue operations. A spokesperson for 17 Wing Winnipeg says the exercise is part of 435 Squadron’s ongoing training for search and rescue crews.

— Staff

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