Top: Kathleen Spilek runs to the water at Rissers Beach during a camping trip in September. The trip marked the halfway point as she battles colon cancer. She successfully fought the disease. Above, main: The Last Steps Memorial Arch was unveiled during a dedication ceremony behind the Maritime Museum. The unveiling is an artistic dedication to the historical significance of the Halifax waterfront and the role Nova Scotia played. During the First World War, soldiers departed for Europe on HMTS Saxonia, a converted Cunard Ocean liner. The artistic piece features seared combat boot prints on the wooden boardwalk leading to the monument. Left: Michael Cairns is going to get jail time on animal cruelty charge involving cats. Middle: A Halifax Regional Police accident reconstruction officer takes photos after a car overturned on the Robie Street entrance off the MacKay Bridge In August. It was raining at the time of the accident happened. Right: A cormorant suns itself on a marker buoy near King's Landing in October.
Top: Artist Jarus takes advantage of a gorgeous day to work on a painting he was commissioned to do on the side of a building on Canal Street in August. Old, barely used buildings along Dartmouth's waterfront have long been canvases for artists. Left: With cellist India Gailey, Lesley Smith and Jeff Schwager dance in a scene from Constellations, a play directed by Laura Vingoe-Cram. Middle: Rhys Bevan-John and Christian Murray perform a scene from Neptune Theatre's production of Stones in His Pockets. Right: Notorious crime figure Jimmy Melvin Jr. is led out of provincial court after testimony at his drug trial in October.
Top: Three Sea King helicopters do a fly-past during the Remembrance Day ceremony in Halifax. Middle, left: Charlottetown Islanders' Will Thompson gets tied up in the legs of Mooseheads' Bradley Kennedy. Middle, centre: Canada's Pan Am, Commonwealth and Olympic gymnastics team member Ellie Black.. Middle, right: Damage is extensive after fire ripped through the Capital Seafood plant in Eastern Passage on Nov. 16. Above: A military member in full dress uniform pins a poppy to a cross at the base of the cenotaph in Halifax on Nov. 11.
Top left: While coach Augie Westhaver celebrates, Lianne Ireland smiles after successfully lifting 80 kilograms in the snatch category at the Nova Scotia Weightlifting Championships in Dartmouth. Top middle: Andrew Douglas, managing editor of Frank Magazine, was accused of violating a publication ban on evidence presented at a preliminary hearing into the killing of off-duty Truro police officer Catherine Campbell. The charges against Frank Magazine were dismissed after the Crown offered no evidence. Top right: Tashlynn Sheila Marie Shaw hides her face as she enters the courthouse to be sentenced on pimping-related charges in October. Above: Linda Bolton and her daughter Maria, 4, get in on the action during an epic water gun fight at the Halifax Commons in late July.
Top left: Geologist Gordon Oakey shows off a rock with fossils that he and other scientists retrieved from the Alpha Ridge in the high Arctic. The rock is estimated to be close to 100 million years old. Top middle: One of the many faces during the Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival this past October. Top right:.After 27 years, Capt. Kevin Edwards of the Woodside fire station is hanging up his Nomex suit and fire helmet. He was among 28 people who took an early leave from the Halifax Fire service as of August 1. Above: Susan Walker (Zoe Brown) believes the Macy's Santa (Wade Lynch) is the real thing in Neptune Theatre's Miracle on 34th Street.