We at CBC Newfoundland and Labrador are asking our audience to select the top stories of the year. Below you'll find a list of our picks of the most prominent stories of 2013. 

The rules are straightforward. 

You can vote for as many choices as you like. 

You can also vote once a day, every day

Voting closes on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Toward the end of the month, we will report back on what everyone had to say. 

Last year, the saga of Burton Winters, the Labrador teenager whose death on ice near his Makkovik home touched off a debate on search and rescue, was overwhelmingly the audience's top choice.