Jenna Hauck/ Progress                                File Soldiers from the 1 Combat Engineer Regiment will be in the Chilliwack area for nearly four weeks, starting April 19, conducting training exercises.

Jenna Hauck/ Progress File Soldiers from the 1 Combat Engineer Regiment will be in the Chilliwack area for nearly four weeks, starting April 19, conducting training exercises.

Military training exercises set for Chilliwack

Approximately 230 soldiers from 1 Combat Engineer Regiment will be conducting training in the Chilliwack area from April 19 to May 14, the department of defence says.

They’ll be taking pare in an exercise called “SAFWAN SAPPER.” The purpose of this training is to develop the mobility and engineering skills required to support a domestic operation in the event of an environmental disaster.

The general public can expect to see soldiers wearing camouflage and maneuvering throughout the area and on waterways. With this exercise, there may be an increase in noise in the surrounding areas, particularly near docks and provincial parks. There will also be a demolition range on DND land. There will be no live ammunition used in this exercise, DND says.