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Here’s a look at this morning’s headlines for Friday, November 11

Today is Remembrance Day. A day observed in Commonwealth and a number of non-commonwealth countries starting after World War 1 to honour armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.

Environment Canada says freezing rain and hazardous winter precipitation are continuing in expected for Timmins and the surrounding area. Freezing rain and ice pellets are expected as part of a low-pressure system, passing through.

The Ontario government is taking another step forward to make roads safer and improve traffic flow in Northern Ontario by issuing a request for proposals for a 2+1 highway pilot on Highway 11 north of North Bay. A 2+1 highway is a three-lane highway with a centre passing lane that changes direction approximately every two to five kilometres.

The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs has presented the Spanish River Snowmobile Club (SRSC) with the prestigious “Club of the Year” award in recognition of exceptional and innovative activities.

Some 560 students in Grades 8 through grade 12 from eight Rainbow Schools will attend what’s known as “Level Up!”, an engaging and interactive career fair with a focus on the skilled trades November 15th

The City of Sault Ste Marie has hit record-breaking construction value year for building permits. To date, $252 million of construction value permits have been issued, an increase over last year’s $210 million.

Canadore College has nominated two of its exceptional alumni, Chas Eveson and Mike Johnson, for the annual Colleges Ontario Premier’s Awards.

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board has announced the appointment of Will St. Amant to the position of chair and Sage Thorne as vice-chair of the board’s Parent Involvement Committee for the current school year.

The Callander’s fire department has outlined the estimated costs to train firefighters under the province’s recent mandatory certification guidelines, noting it would cost roughly $4,500 per firefighter which would not include wages.

The Timmins Police Service is looking for a missing teen, 19-year-old Celina Trigg.

In Sault Ste Marie, the ban on single-use plastic checkout bags will come into effect on November 15th. A ban on plastic cutlery and straws will come into effect in February.

The Board of Trustees of the North Shore Health Network has appointed Mr. Tim Vine as the organization’s next President and Chief Executive Officer, come January.

While the latest reports indicate, hospital ER wait times are going up, stats for HSN in Greater Sudbury indicate that the numbers are the hospital are close to, or quicker than, the provincial average.

The inaugural meeting of North Bay’s newly-elected city council takes place next week.

A flood warning has been issued for the Mattagami River Watershed, with the recent rainfall.

Sunwing is resuming weekly flights from Sault Ste. Marie Airport to Cuba in mid-December.

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