Friday, August 13, 2021

Report concludes that last year's Canadian military propaganda exercise to frighten people about wolves in the area was a series of misunderstandings

Back in October, the reports indicated the official-looking warning letter was never supposed to be sent to the public. This is reportedly what happened:

at the last minute, an officer in the influence activities unit came up with the idea of forging a document using the letterhead of the Wildlife Division of Nova Scotia’s Department of Lands and Forestry. The letter was a warning to local residents, claiming wolves had been reintroduced into the area by the provincial and federal governments and were now roaming the Annapolis Valley.


But unknown to the unit, a military member not involved in the training exercise took a photo of the letter and, thinking it was real, sent it to his wife. The military spouse then distributed the letter to neighbours to warn them about the wolves, according to the investigation.

As a result, the Nova Scotia government started receiving phone calls from concerned residents.