North Island wildlife centre mourns death of resident black bear

Knut was born in 1996 and arrived at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre weighing just 1.5 kilograms: (North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre) Knut was born in 1996 and arrived at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre weighing just 1.5 kilograms: (North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre)

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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.