Opium was hidden in a gift-wrapped speaker then shipped from Germany to Canada: B.C. RCMP

Opium was hidden in a gift-wrapped speaker then shipped from Germany to Canada: B.C. RCMP

A photo from B.C. RCMP shows how opium was allegedly smuggled into Canada. A photo from B.C. RCMP shows how opium was allegedly smuggled into Canada.

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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.