From avid vaccine seekers to derailed light rail trains, from loud protests to gloomy reflections, there was no shortage of compelling photos taken in 2021. Here are some of the most notable photos taken over the past 12 months by our journalists.
Vaccinations, train derailments and a day of truth and reconciliation
Shoes, toys and more are arranged around the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in June. The makeshift memorial went up after the discovery of children’s remains at the site of a former school in Kamloops, BC (Brian Morris / CBC)
From eager vaccine seekers to derailed light rail trains, from loud protests to gloomy reflections, there was no shortage of compelling photos taken in 2021.
Here are some of the most notable photos taken over the past 12 months by CBC Ottawa and Radio-Canada journalists.
Norma O’Connor, 90, will receive her COVID-19 vaccine at the Albion-Heatherington Community Center in early March. (Francis Ferland / CBC)
Ian Hadlum and guide dog Fawn practice pressing the door opener button at a building on the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blinds grounds. In March, the two main Canadian agencies preparing puppies to mentor visually impaired people said the pandemic would not prevent them from showing up for well-prepared dogs. (Stu Mills / CBC)
A passenger on an OC Transpo bus looks out the window in April. While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a drastic drop in OC Transpo equestrian numbers, transit revenues have remained in decent shape. (Andrew Lee / CBC)
Ottawa Imam Majed Jarrar, left, with a beard, poses with his family in April. In a first-person play, Jarrar wrote about how he tested positive for COVID-19 twice and how ‘desperate’ he was to infect his family. (Jean Delisle / CBC)
Mary Jane Richards is on the field at the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club. In June, Richards – a skilled cross-country skier when she was a teenager – shared her story of how she was cared for by her running coach, Peter Des Brisay, and eventually gave up the sport. (Jean Delisle / CBC)
A woman uses her phone to capture scenes from a demonstration in downtown Ottawa in support of Palestine in May. Violence in Gaza earlier this year led to several major rallies in the country’s capital, both by pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian supporters. (Alexander Behne / Radio-Canada)
Josée, a 36-year-old who dislikes using her last name because it represents colonialism, dances at Algonquins in Pikwakanagan First Nation. Josée was raised by an Irish family in Arnprior, Ont., And turned to dance to connect with his Algonquin heritage. (Francis Ferland / CBC)
Sean Decaire climbs a cliff face at Eardley Escarpment in Luskville, Que. Decaire has used mountaineering as a way to deal with the post-traumatic stress disorder he developed after nearly being stabbed to death in 2015. (Alexander Behne / CBC)
Warning tape is strung up next to a derailed LRT train on September 19, 2021. The derailment was the second in six weeks on the Confederation Line, and it led to the province later declaring a public inquiry into the troubled light rail network. (Nicholas Cleroux / Radio-Canada)
A woman wearing a mask and an ‘Every Child Matters’ sweater walks down a flight of stairs near Confederation Park in September during the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. (Trevor Pritchard / CBC)
Counter-protesters surround Chris Elston in front of Broadview Public School in October. Elston had traveled across the country and shared his concerns about whether transgender children can give consent to hormone blockers that delay signs of puberty. (Jean Delisle / CBC)
Members of the Gay Ottawa Volleyball Sports League play at the Rideau Sports Center in November. With schools closed to community groups due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the league was among several in Ottawa that needed to find new venues where they could play. (Buntola Nou / CBC)
Marcus Leech, president of the Canadian Center for Experimental Radio Astronomy, stares at the sky from the group’s new 15-acre home in Rideau Ferry, Ont. Last December, astronomers found themselves homeless due to ‘an unfortunate confluence of both corporate and municipal policies’, says Leech. (Francis Ferland / CBC)
Flowers, stuffed animals and other memorabilia are left in front of a house near Westport, Ont., In December, after a fatal fire cost one-year-old Samara Holmes her life. (Robyn Miller / CBC)
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