From the slaughter of sled dogs to the Stanley Cup riot to the death of the HST, it's been a tumultuous year in British Columbia's news.

Now CBC News wants you to help us pick the top news story for 2011. We want know if one story stands out above all the others for you as the top story of the year.

You can read about the nominees by clicking on the pictures in the carousel above, vote in our poll, and join our online conversation by leaving your comments below.

We'll showcase our 10 nominees all week beginning Dec. 5 on CBC Radio, CBC Television and CBC.ca/BC.

Watch and listen as CBC journalists share their insights on which stories were most significant — and why.

Then you can join us at our editorial table to help us choose the most significant news story of 2011.

Vote for a nominee in our online poll or suggest a story we've missed. 

Plus, join us for a live blog at CBC.ca/BC from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. PT Dec. 7, featuring CBC News Vancouver executive producer Alison Broddle.

Add your opinion right here until Dec. 9.

We'll tally the results, and reveal the three finalists starting Dec. 12.