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Signs are pictured on Parliament Hill prior to Canada Day in Ottawa on Monday, June 27, 2022. Downtown Ottawa is once again awash in red and white and crowded with people draped in the Maple Leaf. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Police, heavy security greet protests and celebrations alike in downtown Ottawa

Ottawa’s bylaw service says it had issued 275 parking tickets and towed 72 vehicles since Wednesday

A Mystic Beach sunset. The beach was named one of the top 50 beaches in the world by an international travel website. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. beach named one of the best in the world

Mystic Beach named on top 50 list by bigseventravel.com

An elderly couple eat ice cream cones near a large Canadian flag during Canada Day festivities in West Vancouver on Monday, July 1, 2019. It’s a long weekend that ushers in the unofficial start of summer with potato salad and grilled food, popsicles and lemonade, swimming and fireworks. Yet Canada Day entertaining will come with a bigger price tag this year as inflation surged to its highest level in nearly 40 years, Statistics Canada said. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Alberta and Quebec most likely to support separation from Canada: poll

51 per cent of survey respondents said a new prime minister would improve life in their province

An elderly couple eat ice cream cones near a large Canadian flag during Canada Day festivities in West Vancouver on Monday, July 1, 2019. It’s a long weekend that ushers in the unofficial start of summer with potato salad and grilled food, popsicles and lemonade, swimming and fireworks. Yet Canada Day entertaining will come with a bigger price tag this year as inflation surged to its highest level in nearly 40 years, Statistics Canada said. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Police issued 80 speeding tickets to drivers to reduce the number of collisions with bears in Yoho National Park. (WildsafeBC - Facebook)

Drivers issued 80 speeding tickets in Yoho National Park to reduce bear collisions

The B.C. Highway Patrol stepped up enforcement after several bears were struck by vehicles

Police issued 80 speeding tickets to drivers to reduce the number of collisions with bears in Yoho National Park. (WildsafeBC - Facebook)
Army reservist James Topp speaks to the crowd during a protest against COVID-19 health measures at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ont. on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Police make arrests after anti-vaccine mandate soldier leads march into Ottawa

Ottawa residents on edge over fresh round of protests

Army reservist James Topp speaks to the crowd during a protest against COVID-19 health measures at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ont. on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
Fireworks explode above the Peace Tower and Centre Block during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, July 1, 2019. As Canada Day kicks off the unofficial start of summer, tourism firms are hopeful the first season in three years largely without COVID-19 restrictions will marshal a much-needed boost for a pandemic-stricken industry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

‘Summer of recovery’: Pandemic-stricken tourism industry sees signs of optimism

Canada’s tourism industry GDP was down nearly 50 per cent in 2020

Fireworks explode above the Peace Tower and Centre Block during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, July 1, 2019. As Canada Day kicks off the unofficial start of summer, tourism firms are hopeful the first season in three years largely without COVID-19 restrictions will marshal a much-needed boost for a pandemic-stricken industry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A truck convoy of anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators blocked the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alta., on February 2, 2022. A judge has reserved her decision on whether to grant bail for the fourth man charged with conspiracy to commit murder at a border blockade earlier this year in southern Alberta. Jerry Morin, 40, attended the two-day hearing in Lethbridge, Alta., by video. Queen’s Bench Justice Johnna Kubik says she would give her ruling on July 18. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Bail decision reserved for 4th suspect accused of conspiracy in Coutts, Alta.

Olinieck, Carbert and Lysak have already been denied bail

A truck convoy of anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators blocked the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alta., on February 2, 2022. A judge has reserved her decision on whether to grant bail for the fourth man charged with conspiracy to commit murder at a border blockade earlier this year in southern Alberta. Jerry Morin, 40, attended the two-day hearing in Lethbridge, Alta., by video. Queen’s Bench Justice Johnna Kubik says she would give her ruling on July 18. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Paul Feather, vice-chair of the Collingwood Business Improvement Association and co-owner of Fish and Sips restaurant poses for a photo at his restaurant in Collingwood, Ont., on Thursday, June 30, 2022. When he opened Fish & Sips with his wife in 2015, Paul Feather found hiring to be one among many challenges of running a restaurant with long hours on the main drag of Collingwood, Ont. But after the COVID-19 pandemic struck and housing prices in vacation hotspots soared, the cod-and-calamari-slinging 49-year-old saw staffing as his No. 1 obstacle, due in no small part to a shortage of affordable rental units. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Lahodynskyj

Affordable worker housing is latest tourist town business hurdle

Lack of available rentals means lack of employees for businesses

Paul Feather, vice-chair of the Collingwood Business Improvement Association and co-owner of Fish and Sips restaurant poses for a photo at his restaurant in Collingwood, Ont., on Thursday, June 30, 2022. When he opened Fish & Sips with his wife in 2015, Paul Feather found hiring to be one among many challenges of running a restaurant with long hours on the main drag of Collingwood, Ont. But after the COVID-19 pandemic struck and housing prices in vacation hotspots soared, the cod-and-calamari-slinging 49-year-old saw staffing as his No. 1 obstacle, due in no small part to a shortage of affordable rental units. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Lahodynskyj
Various First Nations groups including the Tsilhqot’in National Government are coming to the defense of AFN National Chief Roseanne Archibald who was suspended on June 17. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Tŝilhqot’in voices support for AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald amid complaint probe

TNG said it stands with Archibald’s call for a forensic audit, fundamental reform at AFN

Various First Nations groups including the Tsilhqot’in National Government are coming to the defense of AFN National Chief Roseanne Archibald who was suspended on June 17. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A man displays his COVID-19 rapid test kit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

B.C. COVID hospitalizations remain steady, 17 new deaths reported

The latest data from the BCCDC shows 273 people currently in hospital and 32 in critical care

A man displays his COVID-19 rapid test kit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) throws the ball during first half CFL football action against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

B.C. Lions still unbeaten after thrilling 34-31 win over Redblacks

QB Rourke tosses for 359 yards as Leos move to 3-0 on CFL season

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) throws the ball during first half CFL football action against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Thursday (June 30) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

VIDEO: Police, coroners working to identify suspects in Saanich bank shootout

Police looking for information on vehicle believed to be associated with suspects

Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Thursday (June 30) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The petition signatories include workers at Civeo at Sitka Lodge, Horizon North Dexterra at the LNG site, and Crossroads Lodge. (File photo)

200 LNG Canada camp workers push for 12 per cent wage increase amidst inflation

Union says many contracted workers left out of wage hikes last month

The petition signatories include workers at Civeo at Sitka Lodge, Horizon North Dexterra at the LNG site, and Crossroads Lodge. (File photo)
Nanaimo RCMP share tips that can help prevent children from being abducted or help police find them if they go missing. (File photo)

B.C. RCMP: child abductions rare but they happen, here’s how to protect yourself

Police issue public service announcement for parents and guardians

Nanaimo RCMP share tips that can help prevent children from being abducted or help police find them if they go missing. (File photo)
Blaine Chalk poses for a photo in front of his home in London, Ont., where he flies a version of the Canadian Flag designed by Indigenous artist Curtis Wilson, Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

After ‘Freedom Convoy,’ Canadian flag has taken on new meaning for some this year

‘It’s getting a connotation of: People who are the loudest are always the ones waving the flag’

Blaine Chalk poses for a photo in front of his home in London, Ont., where he flies a version of the Canadian Flag designed by Indigenous artist Curtis Wilson, Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Otto the Minion in a scene from "Minions: The Rise of Gru." (Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures via AP)

Review: In ‘Rise of Gru,’ Minion mayhem reigns and will make fans happy

5th instalment of the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise delivers what the audience wants

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Otto the Minion in a scene from "Minions: The Rise of Gru." (Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures via AP)
Dr. Bijoy Menon, a professor at the University of Calgary Foothills Medical Centre, describes his part in the largest stroke clinical trial ever run in Canada, in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, June 22, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘It saves lives’: Medical study says established heart drug good for strokes, too

Tenecteplase shown to be an effective treatment for acute ischemic stroke

Dr. Bijoy Menon, a professor at the University of Calgary Foothills Medical Centre, describes his part in the largest stroke clinical trial ever run in Canada, in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, June 22, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Surrey RCMP, pictured in June, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Child falls out of Surrey townhouse window, sparking reminder from police

Surrey RCMP reminding people to make sure children aren’t left unattended by open windows

Surrey RCMP, pictured in June, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Signs are pictured on Parliament Hill prior to Canada Day, in Ottawa on Monday, June 27, 2022. Many communities are reimagining Canada Day celebrations to recognize Indigenous people as the country continues to reckon with its legacy following the discovery of possible unmarked graves at former residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Reimagining Canada Day: Celebrations take new approach to honour Indigenous people

Celebrations of Canadian pride balanced with country’s difficult history with Indigenous people

Signs are pictured on Parliament Hill prior to Canada Day, in Ottawa on Monday, June 27, 2022. Many communities are reimagining Canada Day celebrations to recognize Indigenous people as the country continues to reckon with its legacy following the discovery of possible unmarked graves at former residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick