Canadian current affairs events: view the highlights


In 2021, Canadians learned of the discovery of thousands of unnamed graves in former residential schools, witnessed devastating weather events in British Columbia, and visited mass vaccination clinics that have popped up across the country. the country.

Here’s a look at 15 of the most compelling images of major Canadian news stories of 2021.

A lone pedestrian crosses an empty René-Lévesque Boulevard in Montreal after Quebec introduced new COVID-19 lockdown measures in January 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Paul Chiasson)

Queen Elizabeth at the funeral of Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth II is seen in St George’s Chapel during the funeral of Prince Philip, the man who had been by her side for 73 years, at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England on Saturday April 17, 2021 (Yui Mok / Pool via AP)

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A teenager uses a skateboard to get on and off as he sells popcorn to residents of southern Alberta queuing for COVID-19 shots from a Montana tribe in Carway, Alta. On Tuesday May 18, 2021 (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Jeff McIntosh)

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Members of the Tsuut’ina Nation participate in a silent march in memory of the 215 anonymous graves unearthed in Kamloops, British Columbia, Calgary, Alta. On Monday, June 7, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Jeff McIntosh)

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People pray during a vigil outside the London Muslim Mosque for the victims of the deadly vehicle attack on five members of the Canadian Muslim community in London, Ont. On Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

Four of the family members have died and one is in critical condition. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Nathan Denette)

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Flags and lights are seen as a vigil takes place where ground-penetrating radar recorded shots of what are believed to be 751 anonymous graves near the grounds of the former Marieval Indian Residential School on the First Cowessess Nation, Saskatchewan. on Saturday, June 26, 2021 (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Mark Taylor)

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People receive a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination clinic at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Sunday, June 27, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Cole Burston)

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Mary Simon is congratulated by her husband Whit Fraser after being sworn in as Canada’s 30th Governor General during a Senate ceremony in Ottawa on Monday, July 26, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Paul Chiasson)

Simon became the first Aboriginal person in Canada to assume this role. Originally from Nunavik, in northern Quebec, Simon has long campaigned for Inuit rights and culture. She also worked alongside the federal government on several files for many years.

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Canada’s Penny Oleksiak reviews her results in the women’s 200m freestyle semi-final at the Tokyo Summer Olympics on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Frank Gunn)

Oleksiak made history in Tokyo as the most decorated Canadian Olympian of all time.

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Afghan refugees and Canadian citizens board a bus after being processed at Toronto Pearson Airport on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, after arriving indirectly from Afghanistan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Sean Kilpatrick)

Lytton, BC fires

Motorcyclists have stopped at a gas station to watch a pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fiery cloud, produced by the Lytton Creek wildfire rises into the sky from the burning blaze in the mountains above Lytton, BC on Sunday, August 15, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Darryl Dyck)

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Members of the Canadian women’s soccer team celebrate their gold medal against Sweden at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan on Friday, August 6, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Adrian Wyld)

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Photo of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig arriving in Canada on September 25, 2021 (Source: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were released from a Chinese prison after more than 1,000 days.

Vaccine for children in Toronto

Children of the Hospital for Sick Children family aged 5 to 11 are among the first to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Toronto on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Steve Russell)

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A child stands by a wall of “Every Child Counts” artwork on National Truth and Reconciliation Day in Ottawa on Thursday, September 30, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Sean Kilpatrick)

Flooding in British Columbia

Sections of collapsed bridges destroyed by severe flooding and landslides on the Coquihalla Highway north of Hope, B.C. are seen in an aerial view from a Canadian Forces reconnaissance flight on Monday, November 22, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Darryl Dyck)

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