Military airlifting supplies from Vancouver Island to fight wildfires in B.C. Interior

A CC-130J Hercules arrives at the Kamloops airport to assist with wildfire relief efforts on July 9, 2021. (Lt. Pamela Hogan/Canadian Armed Forces) A CC-130J Hercules arrives at the Kamloops airport to assist with wildfire relief efforts on July 9, 2021. (Lt. Pamela Hogan/Canadian Armed Forces)

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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)