Canada Day

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (The Canadian Press)

Premiers couldn’t agree on condemning systemic racism in declaration: Trudeau

Talk is cheap and it’s time to do things about racism, says Doug Ford

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (The Canadian Press)
Wanda Robson’s older sister Viola Desmond, the civil rights pioneer and businesswoman, is the new face of the $10 bill. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canadians fail quiz on prominent BIPOC figures in history

Only 160 of 1,000 respondents were able to pass a quiz on racialized Canadians

Wanda Robson’s older sister Viola Desmond, the civil rights pioneer and businesswoman, is the new face of the $10 bill. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Mckinlee Stewart at the Canada Day celebration in Pitt Meadows 2018 (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Cupcakes and Canada Day go well together in Vernon

Virtual Canada Day organizers hype up holiday online with video

Mckinlee Stewart at the Canada Day celebration in Pitt Meadows 2018 (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
EDITORIAL: Celebrating Canada despite COVID-19

EDITORIAL: Celebrating Canada despite COVID-19

Canada Day is not just about getting together for a flag-raising ceremony

  • Jun 25, 2020
EDITORIAL: Celebrating Canada despite COVID-19
The Summerland branch of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a flag-raising ceremony on Canada Day, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional picnic and barbecue in Memorial Park have been cancelled for 2020. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland’s Canada Day picnic cancelled

Flag-raising ceremony and speeches from dignitaries will be shown on video

The Summerland branch of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a flag-raising ceremony on Canada Day, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional picnic and barbecue in Memorial Park have been cancelled for 2020. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
North Okanagan Canada Day Society has released its plan for virtual celebrations on Canada Day 2020. (Stock photo)

North Okanagan Canada Day celebrations going virtual amid pandemic

Fireworks have been cut from the list of expenses, to the tune of $25K in savings

North Okanagan Canada Day Society has released its plan for virtual celebrations on Canada Day 2020. (Stock photo)
You can still dance during Armstrong-Spallumcheen Canada Day celebrations July 1. It will just have to be a virtual dance through the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce’s virtual dance party. No events will take place at Memorial Park July 1 because of COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong-Spallumcheen to celebrate Canada Day virtually

No events for Memorial Park, as per tradition, but lots of events/entertainment planned

You can still dance during Armstrong-Spallumcheen Canada Day celebrations July 1. It will just have to be a virtual dance through the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce’s virtual dance party. No events will take place at Memorial Park July 1 because of COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
Councillors voted to provide funding for policing for Canada Day, with several caveats attached (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria to fund policing for special events like Canada Day – for now

Police department had said there was not enough funding in its recently approved budget

Councillors voted to provide funding for policing for Canada Day, with several caveats attached (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Canada Day is the largest event the City of Victoria sees (File Contributed/Ken Kelly, DVBA)

Canada Day celebrations could be downsized in Victoria due to policing costs

Victoria Police Department requests cash to cover Canada Day celebrations, other big events

Canada Day is the largest event the City of Victoria sees (File Contributed/Ken Kelly, DVBA)