Island Health recognizes 2 islanders for helping break stigma surrounding mental health

Marjike McDonald (right) is one of this year's recipients of the Island Health Mental Health and Substance Use Community Service Awards. (CTV News) Marjike McDonald (right) is one of this year's recipients of the Island Health Mental Health and Substance Use Community Service Awards. (CTV News)

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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)