Large presence of military vehicles to be on Ontario roads today
Military vehicles will be heading to Canadian Forces Base Borden on Monday, April 6, 2020. (Source: Canadian Armed Forces)
TORONTO -- Ontario drivers are being advised that they might encounter a large number of military vehicles on the roads Wednesday as Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members will be making their way home.
Troops will be driving home from the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden to various units across Ontario.
Joint Task Force Central (JTFC) deployed about 500 CAF members to CFB Borden in April, as part of Operation LASER to help combat COVID-19.
From Borden, the troops were sent to seven long-term care facilities across the GTA that were hit hard by the coronavirus.
Since April, troops have been assisting the homes to control the outbreaks and stop the spread of the virus.
The Ontario government announced last month that the members had finished their mission and can start heading back home.
The CAF is asking drivers and pedestrians to remain patient and show their support to the troops as they conduct this road move.