Edmonton-area athletes competing at Tokyo Olympics

Team Canada flag-bearers Miranda Ayim and Nathan Hirayama carry the Canadian flag at the opening ceremonies during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, July 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld Team Canada flag-bearers Miranda Ayim and Nathan Hirayama carry the Canadian flag at the opening ceremonies during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, July 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

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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.