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Mock emergency exercise at Timmins airport this morning

The airport is open during the simulation
USED 2019-04-15 Good Morning MH
Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

A mock emergency is being staged at the Timmins airport. 

Today's (Aug. 16) activity at the Victor M. Power Airport is required by Transport Canada, says the City of Timmins. 

The exercise tests the airport's emergency response and starts at 10 a.m. It will include airport personnel, the Timmins Police Service, the Timmins Fire Department and the Cochrane District EMS.

"This is a controlled exercise. The Timmins Victor M. Power Airport will remain open and the simulation may be visible on an adjacent taxiway, inside the terminal building, or on approach to the airport. Staff have communicated with airlines and arriving passengers will be aware that this is only an exercise," reads the news release.

The exercise is not open to the public or the media.