HMCS Ville de Quebec conducting trials near Halifax

Her Majesty's Canadian Ship HMCS Ville de Quebec will be conducting trials three to five miles off the coast near Halifax between Monday and Friday of this week.

The ship's exercises will include the firing of its self defence system, not far off the coast near Cow Bay.

Citizens can expect to see non-harmful bursts of material being fired, including infrared munitions from the ship during these trials.

The Royal Navy says this will result in clouds of smoke that may be visible from shore.