Live fire exercise April 9-11 west of Yellowknife

A member of the Canadian Armed Forces salutes during the ceremony. (Supplied by Canadian Armed Forces.)
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The Loyal Edmonton Regiment is conducting a live-fire exercise along the shores of Great Slave Lake near Yellowknife.

The exercise will be happening between April 9 and 11, with increased military presence in the area during that time.

Firing will be happening to the west, which is a lightly travelled, unpopulated area, according to a statement from the Canadian Armed Forces.

The exercise will be happening 40 kilometres west of Yellowknife. The trail turning off Highway 3 towards the location of the exercise will be marked with signs to warn residents.

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