Five Things You Need To Know: November 17

Today's Top Stories

U.S. Surgeon General Says Drug And Alcohol Addiction Not A Character Flaw; calls it a disease of the brain

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Children’s Grief Awareness Day

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Alliston Hospital Employee Facing Internet Luring, Child Porn Charges

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image: OPP

Royal Canadian Geographical Society Recommends Grey Jay As Canada’s National Bird; federal government has not committed to naming a national bird

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photo: Tony Joyce – Canadian Geographic Photo Club

Barrie Mayor Lehman Tops On Twitter

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image: Twitter screenshot