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2022 YEAR IN REVIEW: The Star’s favourite pictures of the year

Here’s the moments caught in camera that stuck with us
Downtown Nelson on the early morning of Jan. 3, 2022, after a huge snowfall. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Joy and tragedy, enthusiasm and sadness. We saw it all through our lenses in 2022.

Here are some of our favourite images published by the Star from another eventful year in Nelson.

Ty Wright as Peter Piper, Martina Avis as Mo Lassus, and Mary Defeo as Ma Fluky, in the Pied Piper of Nelsondorf, the Capitol Theatre’s 33rd annual pantomime production in December. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Children’s Heartbeat Parade on Sept. 29 in Nelson recognized Orange Shirt Day. Many students wore orange shirts, sang and played drums. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Macton Milton Gomez (left) and Harigaranraj Ramakichenin are both employees of Kootenay Tamil Kitchen in Nelson under the Rural and Northern Immigration Program. This employment puts them on track to permanent resident status, and helps the employer with the local labour shortage. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Oleksandra and Serhii Hlushchenko, refugees from the war in Ukraine shortly after their arrival in Nelson, with a piece of artwork made for them at school by their sons. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson resident Catherine Williams was one of 40 volunteers who helped clean flammable material from the forest beside the Rail Trail on April 30. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Aaron Banfield, a palliative care patient at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, in August in the room he is transforming into a sacred space for all faiths at the hospital. The space, used as a chapel in the past, already has a large secular stained glass window. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Capitol Theatre summer youth production supports young actors, dancers, and singers with professional directors, stage managers, choreographers, lighting and sound. The photos in this story were taken at a dress rehearsal on July 22. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A performer pumps up the crowd in downtown Nelson during the Kootenay Pride parade. Photo: Tyler Harper
Tania Gaitan performs a Panamanian dance during the Nelson International Mural Festival in August. Photo: Tyler Harper
Gary Carden, a Sinixt man, yells in Nelson as he burns a copy of Canada’s 1956 declaration that his people were extinct. Photo: Tyler Harper
Classical pianist Daryl Verville on stage at the Capitol Theatre. Photo: Tyler Harper
George Vnoucek shows off the Czechoslovakian passport he used to escape the country after it was invaded by Soviet Union countries in 1968. The passport shows his Czech name Jiri, which he was advised to change during immigration. Photo: Tyler Harper
Captain Tyler Pisiak celebrates the Nelson Leafs advancing to the KIJHL championship series, unaware of a photo bomb by teammate Liam Noble. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Nelson Blueliners take a knee around the jersey of Amanda Asay. Asay died after an accident at Whitewater Ski Resort. Photo: Tyler Harper