Army in Prescott returning from exercise

Article Link: https://www.recorder.ca/news/local-news/army-in-prescott-returning-from-exercise

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Two trains full of military vehicles were expected to pull into Prescott, prompting the Canadian Army to issue a notice that the arrival of the equipment is part of the process in returning gear from a cancelled training exercise out west. With its notice, the army is trying to head off conspiracy theorists who have tried to link the ongoing transportation of military equipment to claims the federal government is about to call in the Canadian Forces because of novel coronavirus. “There is no cause for alarm (as) these movements by rail and the ensuing ground convoys from railheads to final destinations is how we normally move our vehicles over long distances for major exercises such as Ex Maple Resolve which as you know we recently decided to cancel,” said army spokesman Lt.-Col. Doug MacNair.