Stories of the Year
Stories of the Year

If it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, it’s also time to begin looking for the top stories of 2014.

Last year, we started a new tradition by taking the decision-making for this annual newspaper rite out of newsroom and handing it to you, the reader.

The thinking was pretty simple and straight forward: Since you have seen the headlines, read the stories and drawn your own conclusions, we thought it was only right to let you have your say.

So we are entrenching this tradition by again offering our audience the chance to decide what are the Free Press top stories of year: locally, nationally and internationally.

We’ve also left space for you to nominate your own choice if you feel we have overlooked a big story.
For those on Twitter, we will get the conversation going via tweets at #WFPtop2014.

We will close voting at noon on Dec. 15 and then announce our readers’ choices of the top stories of 2014 as the year draws to a close.

1.Top local story*
Greg Selinger and the NDP mutiny
Tina Fontaine and Rinelle Harper: The two faces that triggered a national discussion on the plight of aboriginal women
City Hall: From scandalous land deals to Brian Bowman’s mayoral landslide
Jennifer Jones wins Olympic curling gold
Other (please specify)
2.Top national story*
Attack on Parliament Hill/National War Memorial
Jian Ghomeshi’s fall from grace and the rise of voices that empowered women
Canada returns to war in the Middle East
Manhunt in Moncton after 3 Mounties gunned down
Other (please specify)
3.Top international story*
The mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370
The global threat posed by IS and the international response to its terrorism
Putin: From Olympic host to military muscleman that triggers talk of a new Cold War
Ebola: The deadly outbreak and the world’s effort to contain its spread
Other (please specify)

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