Area waterways will start getting busy as the weather improves and officials at 8 Wing Trenton are putting out a reminder to people on the water and local beaches, not to handle any found military pyrotechnics.
Those could include flares or marine smoke markers, which are designed to self-destruct and sink after use, but can sometimes wash ashore before that happens.
CFB Trenton staff say the flares and smoke markers are dropped across the region by search and rescue teams, over Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte, as well as Grimsthorpe Lake and Silva Lake in Hastings County.
If you do find one, you’re asked not to touch it or keep it as a souvenir, but to notify local police or 8 Wing at 613-392-2811 ext. 3316.
You can click here to see what some of those possibly dangerous items might look like.