Manitoba minister says residential schools meant to eliminate Indigenous people

Alan Lagimodiere, left, Manitoba's minister for Indigenous reconciliation and northern relations, is confronted by Opposition NDP Leader Wab Kinew, right, shortly after being sworn in to cabinet at the Manitoba legislature in Winnipeg on Thursday, July 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert Alan Lagimodiere, left, Manitoba's minister for Indigenous reconciliation and northern relations, is confronted by Opposition NDP Leader Wab Kinew, right, shortly after being sworn in to cabinet at the Manitoba legislature in Winnipeg on Thursday, July 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert

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Election official, who runs chocolate shop, flies ballot box to 27 B.C. lighthouses

Despite their remote locations, Canada's reclusive lighthouse keepers have one of the highest voter turnouts in the country -- thanks to a part-time election official who flew in their ballots by helicopter. Vlasta Booth, who usually runs a chocolate shop in Victoria, delivered ballots to 27 lighthouses off the coast of B.C., by chopper last week.