Lionel Binette, 94 years old, recites In Flanders Fields at this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Lionel Binette, 94 years old, recites In Flanders Fields at this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

YEAR IN REVIEW: The Star’s photos of 2018

Here’s our favourite pics taken by staff

Star reporters captured plenty of memorable moments throughout the year. These are our personal favourites.

YEAR 2018

 

The young artists who created the new mural at the Nelson and District Youth Centre admire their work. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

The young artists who created the new mural at the Nelson and District Youth Centre admire their work. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

L-R: LeeLee La Belle, Violetta Lunetta, Ms. Judith Stein, Vesper Valentine and Lola Lane help the Star preview the first annual Kootenay Burleque Festival. Photo: Tyler Harper

L-R: LeeLee La Belle, Violetta Lunetta, Ms. Judith Stein, Vesper Valentine and Lola Lane help the Star preview the first annual Kootenay Burleque Festival. Photo: Tyler Harper

Emily Schellenberg’s flip surprises teammate Michelle Oudemans during the provincial rope skipping competition in April. Photo: Tyler Harper

Emily Schellenberg’s flip surprises teammate Michelle Oudemans during the provincial rope skipping competition in April. Photo: Tyler Harper

On opening night at the Nelson International Mural Festival, a father and daughter admire the work of Nelson artist Tyler Toews. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

On opening night at the Nelson International Mural Festival, a father and daughter admire the work of Nelson artist Tyler Toews. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

A multi-generational Sinixt drum circle on stage at the Capitol Theatre. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

A multi-generational Sinixt drum circle on stage at the Capitol Theatre. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Chase Adams reads to a room of children during drag story time at Kootenay Kids. Photo: Tyler Harper

Chase Adams reads to a room of children during drag story time at Kootenay Kids. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Leafs defenceman Michael LeNoury gets a bigger jersey. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Leafs defenceman Michael LeNoury gets a bigger jersey. Photo: Tyler Harper

Sean Hoeksema, a.k.a. Strange 2ruth, performs during The Comeup at Bloom Nightclub. Photo: Tyler Harper

Sean Hoeksema, a.k.a. Strange 2ruth, performs during The Comeup at Bloom Nightclub. Photo: Tyler Harper

The Pink Ladies put on a show at a production of Grease in May. Photo: Tyler Harper

The Pink Ladies put on a show at a production of Grease in May. Photo: Tyler Harper

Bob Browning throws a punch at the Nelson Boxing Club’s Jesse Pineiro. Browning uses boxing to treat Parkinson’s disease. Photo: Tyler Harper

Bob Browning throws a punch at the Nelson Boxing Club’s Jesse Pineiro. Browning uses boxing to treat Parkinson’s disease. Photo: Tyler Harper

Selkirk College instructor Kevin Kratz holds the only two pieces of art he has left of Darwin Greyeyes, a local artist who disappeared last year. Photo: Tyler Harper

Selkirk College instructor Kevin Kratz holds the only two pieces of art he has left of Darwin Greyeyes, a local artist who disappeared last year. Photo: Tyler Harper

Rudy Kraus and Bill the Bird take a break from skiing at Whitewater Ski Resort. Photo: Tyler Harper

Rudy Kraus and Bill the Bird take a break from skiing at Whitewater Ski Resort. Photo: Tyler Harper