October 29, 2022
Surrey-raised pro wrestler John “Earthquake” Tenta made a name for himself on the WWF circuit (now WWE) in the early 1990s. (contributed photo)
Robin Sanford’s parents, Robert and Nadine, watch their daughter and her new husband, Simon Park, after their ceremony on June 16 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Submitted photo)Robin Sanford’s parents, Robert and Nadine, watch their daughter and her new husband, Simon Park, after their ceremony on June 16 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Submitted photo)
Gagandeep Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Kulinder Singh, Arvindjeet Singh, Ajay Kumar honoured by the Ridge Meadows RCMP for their efforts to rescue a hiker by tying their turbans into a rope. (Priyanka Ketkar/The News)Gagandeep Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Kulinder Singh, Arvindjeet Singh, Ajay Kumar honoured by the Ridge Meadows RCMP for their efforts to rescue a hiker by tying their turbans into a rope. (Priyanka Ketkar/The News)
The hares, or fastest runners, begin the 180-km Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon in Colorado on Sept. 18. Nelson’s Dave Stevens can be seen third from the right in blue. Photo: Paul NelsonThe hares, or fastest runners, begin the 180-km Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon in Colorado on Sept. 18. Nelson’s Dave Stevens can be seen third from the right in blue. Photo: Paul Nelson
The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles ArborThe Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor

Throughout 2021, Black Press journalists have brought you stories that matter. This year has shown us that local news is critical — especially in such “unprecedented times”.

But there’s so much more depth and richness to community news beyond the daily cycle. We asked our journalists across Western Canada what their favourite stories were from the year and we hope you’ll love them just as much as we do.

1. LOVE HURTS: Black Press journalist goes inside a romance scam

For seven days, Similkameen Spotlight editor extraordinaire Andrea Demeer went undercover to expose how online romance scams can manipulate…

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