PHOTOS: A look back at the year that was 2021

Residential school survivor Eddy Charlie (left) and friend Kristin Spray at the parliament buildings in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)Residential school survivor Eddy Charlie (left) and friend Kristin Spray at the parliament buildings in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Victoria hosted the 2021 B.C. Law Enforcement Memorial event on Sept. 26, honouring the 129 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in the province’s history. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)Victoria hosted the 2021 B.C. Law Enforcement Memorial event on Sept. 26, honouring the 129 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in the province’s history. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Aubrey Oldham exits his boat to finish the final race of the rowing Canada Anviron’s national rowing beach sprint championship on Aug. 22 – a beach sprint away from securing his place at the world championship in Portugal. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)Aubrey Oldham exits his boat to finish the final race of the rowing Canada Anviron’s national rowing beach sprint championship on Aug. 22 – a beach sprint away from securing his place at the world championship in Portugal. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Local graphic artist Kay Gallivan paints the side of a container in Our Place Society’s tiny home village on the day of its opening, May 14, in North Park. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)Local graphic artist Kay Gallivan paints the side of a container in Our Place Society’s tiny home village on the day of its opening, May 14, in North Park. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Following the hateful vandalism of a similar crosswalk at Royal Bay Secondary School, Royal Roads University president Philip Steenkamp – a member of the LGBTQ community himself – paints his campus’ third pride crosswalk on June 25. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)Following the hateful vandalism of a similar crosswalk at Royal Bay Secondary School, Royal Roads University president Philip Steenkamp – a member of the LGBTQ community himself – paints his campus’ third pride crosswalk on June 25. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Demonstrators block the Johnson Street bridge as they called for an end to police brutality on Aug. 31. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)Demonstrators block the Johnson Street bridge as they called for an end to police brutality on Aug. 31. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
A ribber slings BBQ sauce onto some meats as Rifest returns to Esquimalt in September. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)A ribber slings BBQ sauce onto some meats as Rifest returns to Esquimalt in September. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Beacon Hill Farm Society president Sylvia Brinckman shares some love and snacks a trio of goats at the Beacon Hill Children's Farm, which remains closed to the public. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Fans cheer on John Hillman. He completed 102 laps around Carleton House’s courtyard to raise funds for Save the Children. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Fans cheer on John Hillman. He completed 102 laps around Carleton House’s courtyard to raise funds for Save the Children. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The Malahat Skywalk. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)The Malahat Skywalk. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Eijo Toyonaga, 76, chants for world peace and happiness for humanity daily at the B.C. legislature. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)Eijo Toyonaga, 76, chants for world peace and happiness for humanity daily at the B.C. legislature. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Local band Fine Brew performs at the Sooke Music and Art Festival in mid-September. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)Local band Fine Brew performs at the Sooke Music and Art Festival in mid-September. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Second World War naval veteran Fred Seeley received the Langford legion’s first poppy at the end of October, marking the beginning of the poppy campaign. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)Second World War naval veteran Fred Seeley received the Langford legion’s first poppy at the end of October, marking the beginning of the poppy campaign. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Philip Smith works to construct bean trellises while volunteering at Gatton House Farm in July. The farm donates nearly all its produce to local food banks. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)Philip Smith works to construct bean trellises while volunteering at Gatton House Farm in July. The farm donates nearly all its produce to local food banks. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
The Lekwungen Dancers perform at the Na’tsa’maht Gathering at Royal Beach Park Sept. 30 in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)The Lekwungen Dancers perform at the Na’tsa’maht Gathering at Royal Beach Park Sept. 30 in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
The parade stands in front of the cenotaph Thursday during the 2021 Remembrance Day ceremony in Langford. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)The parade stands in front of the cenotaph Thursday during the 2021 Remembrance Day ceremony in Langford. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Before getting re-elected, Primer Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop at Veterans Memorial Lodge in Saanich in August to promise $9 billion in long-term care funding. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)Before getting re-elected, Primer Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop at Veterans Memorial Lodge in Saanich in August to promise $9 billion in long-term care funding. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

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