If residents see a number of military personnel on the move, they shouldn’t worry.
Kenora’s 116th Independent Field Battery is currently hosting a Light Over Snow Vehicle Course right now, aimed to train military personnel how to operate a snow-machine - - using the breadth of trails and deep snow in the area.
Warrant Officer Lionel Packulak explained why they are hosting the LOSV course, and what participants will be learning.
“A lot of them have never ridden, or have never seen a LOSV. They’re going to learn everything they can about the different riding skills and driving skills of the vehicle, as well as how to maintain it. The terrain here is great for it. The deep snow and trails in the Kenora is emphasizing all of the skill sets they have been learning. For a lot of them, this is their first time on a snowmobile,” he said.
There are two individuals taking part in the course from Kenora, with the majority of the main group coming from Winnipeg. There are a total of 12 candidates on the course. Including support staff, there will be a convoy of roughly 20 people.
The snowmobiles that individuals will be learning on are 350’s.