Residents living in the area of Canadian Forces Base Edmonton may hear simulated gunfire and explosions in the coming weeks – but it is all part of training exercises for the Canadian military.

Officials announced on Monday that field-training exercises will take place in the training area of CFB Edmonton, south of 195 Avenue and east of 97 Street – from Jan. 14 to March 31.

Residents living in Lago Lindo and Klarvatten might hear simulated gunfire, and sounds consistent with low-level explosions – between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. each day.

The exercises are part of a number of qualifying courses run by the Land Force Western Area Training Centre and 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group.

Those taking part will use small guns – with blank ammunition – and pyrotechnic devices throughout the exercise.