Driver taken to hospital after trying to escape assailant in Cowichan Bay: RCMP

When police arrived, they found a vehicle submerged in more than a metre of water in a channel of the Cowichan River, the RCMP said. (Submitted) When police arrived, they found a vehicle submerged in more than a metre of water in a channel of the Cowichan River, the RCMP said. (Submitted)

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Celebrations, protests take place on Canada Day in Ottawa

Thousands of people wearing red and white and waiving Canadian flags packed downtown Ottawa to celebrate Canada's 155th birthday on Friday, while groups of protesters popped up around Parliament Hill to protest COVID-19 vaccines and federal restrictions.

Wellington Street in front of Parliament Hill on Friday evening, as Canadians celebrated Canada's 155th birthday. (Jeremie Charron/CTV News Ottawa)