Humboldt Broncos bus accident
The Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team was on its way to the playoff match at Nipawin, Sask. When buses and semi-trucks collided at a crossroads on April 6, killing 16 people and wounding 13 others.
The accident made headlines around the world and made Canadians who love hockey unite the country in sadness. It was chosen by Canadian media as Canada's News Story of the Year.
Canadian dynamic duo
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir ended their famous careers in 2018, winning the second Olympic ice gold medal with a record total score at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The iconic Canadian ice dancer was named the CBC Sports Canadian Athlete of the Year.
Toronto van attack
Ten people were killed and more than a dozen were injured after a van hit pedestrians on the busy sidewalk in Toronto on April 23.
Alek Minassian, 26, from Richmond Hill, Ontario, has been charged with 10 first-degree murder charges and 16 counts of attempted murder, and will be tried on February 3, 2020.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Governor General Julie Payette and Ontario Prime Minister Kathleen Wynne were among the leading figures who joined the crowd of mourners at an event at Mel Lastman Square, Toronto to honor the victims of the attack.
Toronto Danforth attack
Toronto was hit by another tragedy after a shooting rampage in the bustling city of Danforth Avenue on July 22.
Reese Fallon, 18, and Julianna Kozis, 10, were killed, while 13 others, ranging in age from 17 to 59, suffered gunshot wounds.
Kinder Morgan protested
Proposed Trans Mountain Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion has been one of the most controversial and divisive problems in Canadian politics this year, sparking protests across the country.
Above, two Greenpeace Canadian activists were seen scaling one of the Kinder Morgan exercises in Delta, BC, in May.
In March, pipeline opponents held a demonstration in front of the offices of parliamentarians across the country as part of a national day of action against Kinder Morgan.
Historic flood in New Brunswick
Record-level floods destroyed parts of New Brunswick this summer, sweeping the streets and destroying homes.
The federal government provided support for provincial flood relief efforts, including assistance from the military.
The worst fire season on record in BC
British Columbia was in an emergency this summer because nearly 13,000 square kilometers of the province were burned, surpassing the record set in 2017.
Tornado tore Ottawa, Gatineau, Que.
A strong twister ripped through the Dunrobin community in the Ottawa countryside on September 21, destroying dozens of homes.
A tornado – one of two that landed in the Ottawa-Gatineau area – has a wind speed of 265 km / hour.
Canada legalizes recreational marijuana
Canada became the first major Western country to legalize and regulate cannabis sales for recreational use in 2018.
The world is watching as the country makes history with the official sale of non-drug pots right after midnight on October 17, marking the beginning of what the New York Times dubbed Canada's "national experiment."
The move to legalize marijuana for recreational use, triggering a completely new industry with broad implications for almost every aspect of society, was chosen as the Canadian Press Business News Story of the Year.
Giant growth cedar B.C.
The coastal forests of British Columbia are home to huge ancient trees that can reach surprising heights and live up to 1,000 years.
The trees are a symbol of the ongoing fighting in the province between environmentalists – who want old forbidden trees to cut down – and forestry workers, who want at least some old old trees to be available for logging.
Ken Wu, executive director for the Ancient Forest Alliance environmental group, can be seen above with a western redcedar stump measuring four meters on the Gordon River, near Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island.