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Military to perform 'active intruder' exercise in Halifax's north-end Wednesday

The Canadian Forces are conducting an active intruder exercise near Willow and Windsor Parks on Wednesday.
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A file photo of a military police car. (Andrew Pinsent/HalifaxToday.ca)

HALIFAX - Those in Halifax's north-end may notice an increased military presence on Wednesday. 

The Canadian Forces are conducting an active intruder exercise near Willow and Windsor Parks at some point during the day, which is a simulation of what would happen if an individual were to attempt to enter a confined or populated area to cause harm. 

Residents in these areas can expect increased traffic from emergency and military vehicles during the day, according to CFB Halifax spokesperson Margaret Conway. 

Conway tells News 95.7 Military Police along with members of the base will be conducting the exercise to help prepare for real-life scenarios. 

"You can never be fully prepared 100 per cent but at least you can identify those gaps and say 'these are things that we can really improve on to maximize safety in these situations,'" Conway said.

The exercise is expected to ensure the readiness of the defence team, improve upon existing safety procedures and for members to build upon their specific skills, Conway said. 

She said the goal is to perform the exercise twice a year. 




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