OTTAWA - Large celebrations were replaced in many parts of the nation with backyard gatherings and digital events as Canadians marked a Canada Day unlike any other in the country's 153-year history.
Passengers on board a flight from Toronto to Halifax last week may have been exposed to COVID-19, Nova Scotia's public health agency said Wednesday as it reported a new confirmed case of the virus.
WINDSOR, Ont. - Health officials in the Windsor-Essex region say they've ordered a work stoppage at a farm experiencing a large outbreak of COVID-19.
MONTREAL - The owner of a fireworks company in small-town Ontario says COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of dozens of shows he'd typically put on leading up to Canada Day — but his sales haven't been totally extinguished.
WASHINGTON - North America's new trade agreement finally became the law of the land Wednesday, complete with a celebratory warning from the Trump administration that the United States intends to make sure Canada and Mexico live up to their end of the bargain.
MONTREAL - Quebec's traditional July 1 moving day has always involved a certain amount of chaos, as thousands of people simultaneously pack up their belongings and move to new homes.
WAIPAROUS VILLAGE, Alta. - Filipe Masetti Leite stops for a break from another long day in the saddle on his year-long trek encountering bugs, bears, buffalo and bad weather.
MONTREAL - This year's edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival may have given music fans a glimpse into how they'll be attending performances for the next little while.
OTTAWA - Gov. Gen. Julie Payette announced 123 Canadians who are being recognized for their skills, courage or dedication to service by receiving a decoration for bravery, a meritorious service decoration or the volunteer medal.
OTTAWA - Ralph Thomas can't recall any specific incidents of racism against him while growing up as a Black person in New Brunswick in the 1940s and '50s, but says that was more about the rural community where he lived and not because it didn't exist.
BRAMPTON, Ont. - The Special Investigation Unit says it is investigating the circumstances surrounding a police-involved shooting west of Toronto.
OTTAWA - When Sweeny Karande was in her nursing program in India, her teacher presented her with an award as the best outgoing student.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Peel Regional Police say a teacher has been charged following a sexual assault investigation involving a student.
OTTAWA - One of the co-founders of WE Charity says he "misspoke" when he told youth leaders that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's staff reached out in April to see if the organization would administer what became a $900-million federal student-aid program.
MONTREAL - As Canada's two largest airlines move to end so-called seat distancing, travellers have mixed feelings about stepping on board an aircraft in the age of COVID-19.
Toronto city council on Tuesday approved a temporary bylaw making masks mandatory in public indoor settings in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
TORONTO - The Ontario government risks gutting the child-care sector if it doesn't begin funnelling promised funds to beleaguered daycare centres that were shut down due to COVID-19, the organization representing the industry said Tuesday as the province's premier pledged to look into the matter.
WASHINGTON - Experts and ambassadors across the continent are urging North American businesses to keep their heads up and their eyes open for both growth opportunities and perils in the fine print as the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement comes into force.
TORONTO - Crown attorneys in Ontario want to delay returning to courthouses over fears related to COVID-19, the lawyers' union says in court documents.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A criminal mischief charge has been dismissed against a journalist who was covering an Indigenous-led occupation at the Muskrat Falls work site in Labrador nearly four years ago.
THUNDER BAY, Ont. - Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., say they've arrested 13 people in connection with an alleged fraudulent cheque scheme in the city.
TORONTO - Ontario's ombudsman said Tuesday that conditions in some of the province's correctional facilities have left him "shaken", and contributed to a record of over 6,000 complaints from inmates last year.
OTTAWA - The federal government says it has extended tight rules barring most foreign travellers from entering Canada until the end of July as part of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.
PEMBINA, N.D. - A Winnipeg woman has been sentenced to six years in the United States for trying to purchase a toxin off the dark web.
MONTREAL - Quebec is making masks mandatory for all public transit users, but Premier Francois Legault says police will not enforce the new rule and those who refuse to wear them won't be fined.
HALIFAX - The federal government is asking an Indigenous group to recommend a new name for a Canadian Coast Guard ship that pays tribute to a British military officer who offered a bounty for the scalps of Mi'kmaq people.
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named business owner and philanthropist Salma Lakhani as Alberta's new lieutenant-governor.
OTTAWA - The full impact of sweeping economic lockdowns meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 came into sharper view, with new figures showing Canada saw the largest monthly drop on record in April as the country came to a near standstill.
OTTAWA - Nova Scotia senators are renewing a call for the province to join with Ottawa to launch a joint inquiry into the mass shooting in April that claimed the lives of 22 people.
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 30 ...
OTTAWA - COVID-19 means the true north is not entirely free this Canada Day, but a new survey suggests that's not going to change how many people mark the holiday.
VICTORIA - British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix says he wants to see the evidence that it's safe for the country's two largest airlines to drop their in-flight distancing policies during the pandemic.
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - The sudden death of a man is under investigation after police responded to a report of a dog attack Monday morning in Kamloops, B.C.
MONTREAL - A Quebec coroner who looked into the death last year of a 24-year-old runner in a Montreal half-marathon is raising several issues with communication and organization at the event.
Toronto city council has passed a motion seeking reform of the city's police department, but rejected a cut to the force's budget.
OTTAWA - A military investigation has found that the ejection seat of one of its iconic Snowbirds planes tangled with the pilot's parachute as he tried to escape from the aircraft before it crashed last year in the U.S. state of Georgia.
MONTREAL - Quebec may have to make masks mandatory on public transit to ensure people are ready in the event of a second wave of COVID-19 this fall, the province's public health director suggested Monday.
OTTAWA - The federal government's ongoing review about the good, bad and possibly ugly parts of its response to COVID-19 will feed into plans for an improved response to a potential second wave of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.
EDMONTON - Alberta is cutting business taxes, pumping billions into infrastructure and making a full court press to lure jobs from Toronto, Montreal and elsewhere to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.