Army training taking place across Hamilton, Burlington this weekend

Credit: Canadian Armed Forces

Local residents may see various military vehicles across the region this weekend as part of the Canadian Army Reserve 31 Service Battalion – Hamilton Support Company’s convoy training.

The Brigade says the training will take place in Hamilton, Burlington, and Grimsby areas, as well as around the Canadian Forces Reserve Barracks Hamilton at 650 Catharine Street North. Trucks will also convoy major highways like the 407, 401, QEW, Red HILL Valley Parkway.

Participating soldiers will remain withing their vehicles unless maintenance is required.

“This important training is being conducted in order to maintain and further develop the skills of Canadian Army Reserve soldiers in convoy operations, and to test discipline, safety and effectiveness while operating specific vehicle platforms,” the Brigade group said in a press release. “All of the soldiers participating will be practicing enhanced Force Health Protection Measures based on, and in addition to Public Health guidelines, including wearing masks, extra sanitizing of equipment and hands, and physical distancing where possible.”

All measures are taken to ensure minimum inconvenience to the general public. However, residents are asked to take extra caution when approaching military vehicles.