Canada Day

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum takes to the stage in Cloverdale during Canada Day, with other dignitaries including MP Sukh Dhaliwal (stage left) and Mounties in red serge (stage right). (Photo: City of Surrey)

Surrey MP, Mounties treatment an ‘embarrassment’ on Canada Day

Sukh Dhaliwal says ‘attempts by the city to prevent me from participating in Canada Day was deeply disappointing’

 

People protest and march on Wellington street against COVID-19 health measures during Canada Day in Ottawa, Ontario, on Friday July 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Canada Day protests lacked convoy’s ‘perfect storm of amplification,’ expert says

Ottawa Police Service and parliamentary security learned from the winter demonstrations

 

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation master carver Joe Martin orchestrates the raising of a new totem pole for Opitsaht on July 1, 2022. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Truth-speaking Vancouver Island totem pole unveiled on Canada Day

July 1 ceremony on the shores of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations village of Opitsaht near Tofino

 

On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada?

Canada’s 155th birthday is on Friday, July 1

On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press 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
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
The cake prepared for the Canada Day celebration in Ashcroft in 2018. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Free Canada Day events coming up in Ashcroft and Clinton

Canada Day celebrations are back for the first time since 2019

The cake prepared for the Canada Day celebration in Ashcroft in 2018. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
People arrive at a city park on Canada Day in Montreal, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Canada Day celebrations are making a return after two years of scaled-down festivities, but some Canadians hoping to catch a traditional parade may be out of luck. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Some cities rethinking Canada Day parades amid rising costs, funding challenges

Montreal not the only city concerned about Canada Day parade costs and security

People arrive at a city park on Canada Day in Montreal, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Canada Day celebrations are making a return after two years of scaled-down festivities, but some Canadians hoping to catch a traditional parade may be out of luck. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
People cheer during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sunday, July 1, 2018. This year will see an “unprecedented and unique Canada Day” with a never-before-seen security posture in the city, says an Ottawa police officer on condition of anonymity at a technical briefing for media on Friday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ottawa police say this year’s Canada Day will see ‘unprecedented’ security response

Police are aware of demonstrations in the works and are ‘planning accordingly’

People cheer during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sunday, July 1, 2018. This year will see an “unprecedented and unique Canada Day” with a never-before-seen security posture in the city, says an Ottawa police officer on condition of anonymity at a technical briefing for media on Friday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
DJ Shub poses for a photograph at the media wall after winning contemporary Indigenous artist of the year during the 2022 Juno Awards Broadcast at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, on Sunday, May 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Full-scale Canada Day celebrations to return to Ottawa in new location

Juno Award winners Charlotte Cardin, Chantal Kreviazuk, DJ Shub and Walk Off the Earth scheduled

DJ Shub poses for a photograph at the media wall after winning contemporary Indigenous artist of the year during the 2022 Juno Awards Broadcast at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, on Sunday, May 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
RCMP looking for information regarding fireworks incident involving a nine-year-old girl at City Park on Canada Day (Black Press Media stock photo)

VIDEO: Girl, 9, injured by firework in Kelowna Canada Day shenanigans

The girl sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries

RCMP looking for information regarding fireworks incident involving a nine-year-old girl at City Park on Canada Day (Black Press Media stock photo)
Skies over Fort St. John were ignited by a municipal display of fireworks this Canada Day, despite a province-wide fire ban and 119 wildfires that have recently sparked across B.C. (Instagram/Yvett Michna)

B.C. city defends Canada Day fireworks as province sees moderate-extreme fire danger

‘Towns are burning down and here we are, trying to light ours up,’ says Fort St. John resident

Skies over Fort St. John were ignited by a municipal display of fireworks this Canada Day, despite a province-wide fire ban and 119 wildfires that have recently sparked across B.C. (Instagram/Yvett Michna)
A headless statue of Queen Victoria is seen overturned and vandalized at the provincial legislature in Winnipeg, Friday, July 2, 2021. The statue and a statue of Queen Elizabeth were toppled on Canada Day during demonstrations concerning Indigenous children who died at residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Geraldine Malone

Canada Day protest over residential schools sees monarch statues toppled in Winnipeg

The statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth were tied with ropes and brought down by a crowd that gathered

A headless statue of Queen Victoria is seen overturned and vandalized at the provincial legislature in Winnipeg, Friday, July 2, 2021. The statue and a statue of Queen Elizabeth were toppled on Canada Day during demonstrations concerning Indigenous children who died at residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Geraldine Malone
The Canadian flag on the Peace Tower flies at half-mast on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Peace Tower flag lowered on Canada Day to honour Indigenous children: Trudeau

Trudeau said he made the decision as he and many Canadians reflect on the tragedy of the institutions.

The Canadian flag on the Peace Tower flies at half-mast on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq rises in the House of Commons, in Ottawa on May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq rises in the House of Commons, in Ottawa on May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Wenona Hall, associate professor of Indigenous Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley, with kids. (Devon Hall photography)
Wenona Hall, associate professor of Indigenous Studies at UFV, with kids. (Devon Hall photography)

Canada Day as seen through an Indigenous lens

‘Canadians need to take the time to learn what it is that we are trying to reconcile’ - Wenona Hall

Wenona Hall, associate professor of Indigenous Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley, with kids. (Devon Hall photography)
Wenona Hall, associate professor of Indigenous Studies at UFV, with kids. (Devon Hall photography)
A young new Canadian holds a flag as she takes part in a citizenship ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 17, 2019. It will be a muted Canada Day in many parts of the country as grief and anger over the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at former residential schools has made it hard for many Canadians to stomach the usual patriotic pomp of July 1. Rather than fireworks, parades and performances, several municipalities say they will mark the national holiday with reflection and solidarity, but Indigenous leaders, advocates and scholars say that’s just the start of broad efforts needed to reframe Canada Day as a reminder of the country’s dark past and present, and what it means to be Canadian. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

‘The truth has been told’: Indigenous leaders call for Canada Day reflection

Rather than fireworks, parades and performances, several municipalities say they will mark the national holiday with reflection and solidarity

A young new Canadian holds a flag as she takes part in a citizenship ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 17, 2019. It will be a muted Canada Day in many parts of the country as grief and anger over the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at former residential schools has made it hard for many Canadians to stomach the usual patriotic pomp of July 1. Rather than fireworks, parades and performances, several municipalities say they will mark the national holiday with reflection and solidarity, but Indigenous leaders, advocates and scholars say that’s just the start of broad efforts needed to reframe Canada Day as a reminder of the country’s dark past and present, and what it means to be Canadian. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Leader of the Opposition Erin O’Toole is shown on a camera screen as he speaks during a news conference Monday May 31, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

O’Toole pitches Conservatives as Canada Day defenders as more celebrations cancelled

Unmarked grave findings have called into question the appropriateness of holding festivities July 1

Leader of the Opposition Erin O’Toole is shown on a camera screen as he speaks during a news conference Monday May 31, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Detail of a poster for the Dominion Day celebration in Ashcroft in 1927. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

Ashcroft’s 1927 Dominion Day festivities featured a familiar sight

The event included a car parade, races, a movie, ice cream, and a dance that ended at 2 a.m.

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Detail of a poster for the Dominion Day celebration in Ashcroft in 1927. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole addresses the Conservative caucus during a meeting in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

VIDEO: O’Toole against cancelling Canada Day; ministers, NDP say it’s time for reflection

Conservative leader for reconciliation efforts, against so-called activist efforts to “cancel” Canada

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole addresses the Conservative caucus during a meeting in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick