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Snowbirds brighten Nova Scotia, New Brunswick skies on Sunday

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds took to the skies over New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on Sunday.

Operation Inspiration pays tribute to all Canadians doing their part to fight COVID-19

A file photo of the Snowbirds fly over Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Sask., in 2008. (Troy Fleece/The Canadian Press )

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds took to the skies over New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on Sunday.

The flight is part of a salute all Canadians doing their part to fight the spread of COVID-19. 

This is a map of the route and times for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds flyover in Nova Scotia on Sunday, May 3. The times may change because of weather. (Canadian Forces Snowbirds)

The nine jets took off in Greenwood, N.S., around 10:30 a.m., reaching Saint John around 10:40 a.m., and Fredericton by 11 a.m.

Saint John Mayor Don Darling posted a video of the snowbirds flying over the city on Sunday morning.

The Nova Scotia flyover started in Greenwood around 2:30 p.m., flying over Truro around 2:50 p.m., and then Halifax at about 3 p.m.

Snowbirds take to Nova Scotia skies on Sunday

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The visit comes in the aftermath of a mass shooting in the province two weeks ago. The Snowbirds flew over many of the communities directly impacted.

"They will start flying this weekend in Nova Scotia, reminding all of us of the importance to stick together in these difficult times for all. #StrongerTogether," said a Facebook post from Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjjan.

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