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Body of Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan arrives home

A military plane carrying the body of Sgt. John Faught has arrived at CFB Trenton in eastern Ontario.

Faught was killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb on Saturday.

The 44-year-old from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., was a member of the 1st Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton.

Faught, who was killed along with two civilians, was the 139th Canadian soldier to die during the Afghan mission.

After a ceremony with dignitaries and family on the tarmac, a procession will carry the casket to Toronto along the Highway of Heroes.

The procession is expected to reach Cobourg at about 3:30 p.m., Oshawa at around 4:15 p.m., Scarborough about 15 minutes later and the Don Valley Parkway at around 5 p.m. NOTE: these are approximate times.

In Toronto, the hearse will drive down Jarvis Street, before taking Wellesley Street to get to Bay Street and the coroner’s office.

The Ontario Provincial Police is asking drivers not to stop on the shoulder of the 401 when the procession goes by. For those who wish to pay their respects, drivers are asked to pull off the highway and find a safe spot to stop.

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