Quilts for residential school survivors project in Timmins gets global support

After the discovery of 215 children’s bodies in Kamloops B.C., Vanessa Genier of Timmins decided to use her passion for quilting to support other Indigenous people. (Photo courtesy of Vanessa Genier) After the discovery of 215 children’s bodies in Kamloops B.C., Vanessa Genier of Timmins decided to use her passion for quilting to support other Indigenous people. (Photo courtesy of Vanessa Genier)

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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.