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Is the Canadian Armed Forces Preparing Citizens for an Attack?

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As tensions simmer on the global stage, and the Doomsday Clock approaches the closest to midnight it has ever been, whispers of uncertainty have begun to permeate the maple-tinged air of Canada. Recently, an initiative by the Canadian Armed Forces called Trillium Venture has sparked a flurry of speculation. Is the tranquil north bracing itself for the unthinkable—an attack on its own soil? Or is a door-to-door visit from the Canadian Armed Forces a new thing Canadians will have to get used to? 

Why is the Canadian Armed Forces Doing Door-to-Door ‘Wellness Checks’?

A TikTok video from username truthseeker01011 is making rounds on the internet after it was mentioned that the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) was going around doing ‘wellness checks’ in Ontario, asking its communities if they were prepared in case of an emergency, more particularly in case of ‘Extreme Heat Scenarios.’ 

The TikTok user explains that a news article from True North Wire states that Canadians would be part of an extreme heat emergency exercise throughout Huron County, Ontario, Canada. The operation, dubbed ‘Trillium Venture,’ was scheduled to happen between May 3rd and May 5th. 

@truthseeker01011 on TikTok

Based on a press release from the OPP, the exercise aims to improve interoperability with various governmental agencies as they collaborate to address a simulated extreme heat scenario. In other words, to make sure that citizens and government agencies are ready to work together smoothly and help keep everyone safe, should extreme heat scenarios occur. 

“Members of the public will see the deployment of Domestic Response Companies (DRCs) and Territorial Battalion Group (TBG) sustainment equipment, and vehicles to validate the ability to deploy and sustain in real time,” reads the Huron OPP release. It continues with “All measures are being taken to ensure minimum inconvenience to those in the area. Members of the public are asked to take extra caution if approaching military vehicles and troops and are thanked in advance for their understanding and cooperation.”

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Col. Chris Brown of 31 Canadian Brigade Group speaks in Blyth during a military training exercise held throughout Huron and Bruce counties over the May 3-5 weekend. The exercise saw 800 reservists respond to a mock extreme heat scenario. PHOTO BY SCOTT NIXON /jpg, LA, apsmc

Community emergency response teams in both counties, Huron and Bruce, are seizing the chance to build experience and collaborate with the Canadian Armed Forces as they simulate a real-life scenario where municipalities might need to ask for help in case of an actual emergency.

The Huron Kinloss website states “There is no reason for concern regarding this exercise. It is being conducted to create a more challenging, realistic training exercise for soldiers. Soldiers will be conducting fire fighting training, wellness checks, simulated search and rescue operations, establishing cooling centers, as well as other activities.”

Conspiracies Emerge From Trillium Venture Exercise

While it may be a normal occurrence and a perfectly understandable exercise given the state of the world and climate change, some are quick to point fingers and call this exercise a cover-up for something bigger and more dangerous. Truthseeker01011 commented, “My first question is, what is this extreme heat scenario? Are you talking temperatures or are we talking about maybe an attack or a simulated attack?” She continued by saying, “Because we all know the World Economic Forum likes to like, you know, predict everything that’s going to happen with a lot of accuracy, for the future.”

Other users on the video seemed to agree with her and think that this event is deeper and scarier than just a wellness check. Squirrel considers this a profiling experiment.

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@Squirrel on TikTok

Others like Chris seem to think that this foretells things to come that will be “wild.”

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@Chris on TikTok thinks that this has something to do with microwave frequencies, and warns users to “check into electric pulses while you sleep.”

CAF Trillium Venture on TikTok

And Ginny is sure that this exercise is to desensitize people to the military. 

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@ginny on TikTok

The Reasoning and Extreme Heat Scenarios

Other users see it for what it is: an extreme heat warning. Many people have died in the previous years, and hundreds lost their homes due to the wildfires in Canada, making those situations extreme heat emergencies.

User Markofin77 says this is overdue.

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@Markofin77 on TikTok
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@Simplysplendid on TikTok
@Animekees Courchene on TikTok

what do you think? Is the military making sure that Canadians cooperate in case of extreme heat emergencies, or is this part of a bigger, crazier plan?

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    Valerie Anne is a Type 1 diabetic, mother, tree-hugger, self-proclaimed granola who loves a good horror story through literature, video games, and movies. She also streams art over at

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