SEAWAY NEWS CONFIRMS: Radar picks up Santa Claus leaving North Pole

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CORNWALL, Ontario - It's official - Santa Claus has left the North Pole on his trek around the world.

In an exclusive interview, Seaway News spoke with Gen. Chris Mass, commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command's (NORAD) early warning radar division.

Gen. Chris Mass said his unit is tracking a radar contact that left the North Pole early this morning.

"There's no doubt this is Santa Claus," Gen. Chris Mass said. "He likes to get an early start, and he often leaves early in the day to make up as much time as he can."

The general said the Cornwall area is an important stop on Santa's trip.

"The children in Cornwall and SD and G are some of the best-behaved children in the world," said Gen. Chris Mass. "Santa loves to stop in your area."

Gen. Chris Mass shared some footage of the radar contact that has left the North Pole - it is being led by a familiar red glow.

Organizations: Seaway News, North American Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD

Geographic location: North Pole, Ontario

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