Top photos of 2019

Lest we forget. Smithers remembered the fallen during the annual Rememberance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Veterans Peace Park on Nov. 11. (Trevor Hewitt photo)Lest we forget. Smithers remembered the fallen during the annual Rememberance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Veterans Peace Park on Nov. 11. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
A dancer performs a traditional dance during National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations in Smithers June 21. (Trevor Hewitt photo)A dancer performs a traditional dance during National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations in Smithers June 21. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Markus Coles-Garcia makes being bucked by a bronc look stylish in the Novice Roughstock event at the Kispiox Rodeo in June 1. (Thom Barker photo)Markus Coles-Garcia makes being bucked by a bronc look stylish in the Novice Roughstock event at the Kispiox Rodeo in June 1. (Thom Barker photo)
Bruce, a church-going St. Bernard slept through a service at Smithers United Church May 19. (Trevor Hewitt)Bruce, a church-going St. Bernard slept through a service at Smithers United Church May 19. (Trevor Hewitt)
Firefighters battle the recycling depot fire shortly after 11 a.m. on May 9. (Thom Barker photo)Firefighters battle the recycling depot fire shortly after 11 a.m. on May 9. (Thom Barker photo)

Lest we forget. Smithers remembered the fallen during the annual Rememberance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Veterans Peace Park on Nov. 11. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

A dancer performs a traditional dance during National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations in Smithers June 21. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Markus Coles-Garcia makes being bucked by a bronc look stylish in the Novice Roughstock event at the Kispiox Rodeo in June 1. (Thom Barker photo)

Bruce, a church-going St. Bernard slept through a service at Smithers United Church May 19. (Trevor Hewitt)

Firefighters battle the recycling depot fire shortly after 11 a.m. on May 9. (Thom Barker photo)

Lest we forget. Smithers remembered the fallen during the annual Rememberance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Veterans Peace Park on Nov. 11. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

A dancer performs a traditional dance during National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations in Smithers June 21. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Bruce, a church-going St. Bernard slept through a service at Smithers United Church May 19. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

By Marisca Bakker

These are the 5 photos the editorial staff assessed as the best taken in 2019.

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“Skeena,” by John Hudson and Paul Hanslow is one of five fonts in the running to become the default for Microsoft systems and Office programs. (Black Press Media File Photo)
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The road to Telegraph Creek (Hwy 51) was closed April 15 due to a washout. On May 4, the road was opened to light-duty passenger vehicles during specific times. (BC Transportation and Infrastructure/Facebook)
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An avalanche near Highway 1 in Glacier National Park. Avalanche Canada will benefit from a $10 million grant from the B.C. government. (Photo by Parks Canada)
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The top photo is of a real carbine rifle, while the bottom photo is the airsoft rifle seized from a Kelowna man on May 15. (Contributed)
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B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry update the province’s COVID-19 vaccine program, May 10, 2021. (B.C. government)
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