A military drill is scheduled to take place just outside of Yellowknife on Friday.
A CC-138 Twin Otter of 440 Transport Squadron, located in Yellowknife, along with a CC-130J Hercules from 436 Transport Squadron, will execute an airdrop of 4 barrels filled with water to a newly created ice landing Drop Zone on Ross Lake, north east of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, on January 28, 2022.
A CC-138 Twin Otter will land on Ross Lake first and mark the designated Drop Zone area for the CC-130J Hercules. The CC-130J aircraft will then execute an airdrop of 4 barrels filled with water to the newly created Drop Zone. The CC-138 aircraft will then proceed to recover water-filled barrels from Ross Lake.
It is standard practice to advise community neighbours of any military exercises taking place. No disturbance to the community is expected.
UPDATE: The drill has been delayed by 34 hours, and will now take place on Saturday, January 29th