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Safety concerns ground Snowbirds for Armed Forces Day

A recently discovered technical issue has grounded the Snowbirds for Armed Forces Day
Snowbirds - Lead Up to Canada 150 (6)(1)
The Snowbirds entertain the crowds at the Lead Up to Canada 150 at the North Bay waterfront.

Bad news for fans of the Snowbirds demonstration team.

The event, scheduled to take place during Armed Forces Day Wednesday, has been cancelled.

"It's heartbreaking, but the show will go on," Honorary Colonel Jake Lacourse said via Twitter. 

A brief news release from the City blames a "recently discovered technical issue" for preventing the team from safely flying.

No other details concerning the issue, or what has made it unsafe, were provided in a Tuesday night news release.

"The Snowbirds are working hard to resolve the issue so they can return to the air," states the release.

 Armed Forces Day, including the Skyhawks Parachute team, will still be taking place, beginning with opening ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. 

Jeff Turl

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