PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - Vehicles Take to the Road in Preparation for Large-Scale Military Exercise

MONTREAL, Feb. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Exercise GUERRIER NORDIQUE (GN) will take place from February 24 to March 12, 2011, in the James Bay region. In order to prepare for the arrival of the troops, an advance party will be deployed to Radisson by road starting February 8, 2011.

All types of military vehicles will leave from Valcartier and will head eastbound on Highway 40 and northbound on Highway 15 and Routes 117 and 109, and then take James Bay Road. The party will take rest stops at Joliette, Mirabel, Grand-Remous, Val-d'Or, Matagami, kilometre 257 and kilometre 381. Two main movements by road are scheduled, from February 8 to 11 and from February 15 to 20.

All necessary measures have been taken to minimize the impact on residents and the environment.

The objective of Exercise GN is to train Canadian Forces troops in Quebec to develop expertise performing operations in the austere conditions of an arctic or subarctic climate and to foster relations with local communities and civilian agencies.

Canadian Forces members serve Canada with pride by defending its values, interests and sovereignty at home and abroad.


For further information:

Please contact Captain Pierre Leblanc, LFQA/JTF (East) Public Affairs Officer, at 514-252-2777, ext 4189, or by email at


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