Yellowhead County evacuation alert, state of local emergency over fire finished

Alberta Wildfire said there was very little fire activity at a 180-hectare wildfire west of Evansburg on June 24, 2021, but that it continued to smolder. (Source: Alberta Wildfire) Alberta Wildfire said there was very little fire activity at a 180-hectare wildfire west of Evansburg on June 24, 2021, but that it continued to smolder. (Source: Alberta Wildfire)

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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.

With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

Tourism is booming again in France -- and so is COVID-19. French officials have 'invited' or 'recommended' people to go back to using face masks but stopped short of renewing restrictions that would scare visitors away or revive antigovernment protests.