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Garrison Petawawa to salute frontline workers in Renfrew County tonight
Grey skies loom over the main gate at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, Ont. Monday, Sept. 4, 2006. (Jonathan Hayward / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
OTTAWA -- The Canadian Armed Forces will salute medical staff, first responders and essential workers in Renfrew County this evening.
A Bell CH-146 Griffon helicopter and a CH-147 Chinook helicopter will fly over parts of Renfrew County this evening to salute frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Canadian Armed Forces says the military flyby is to recognize the incredible resilience displayed by Canadians. The CH-146 Griffon helicopter and CH-147 Chinook helicopter will fly over the area between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The aircraft will depart Garrison Petawawa along the Ottawa River to circle the City of Pembroke before conducting a flyby of the Pembroke Regional Hospital at approximately 6:40 p.m. They will then fly along Doran Road over Petawawa, then continue over Laurentian Hills and then to Deep River, with a flyby of the Deep River & District Hospital at approximately 7 p.m.
The flybys will be conducted no lower than 500 feet above any obstacles.