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Top Stories of 2008

In early December, we asked you to pick the top stories of 2008 … and you stepped up to the challenge.

From a not-so-shortlist, of more than two dozen stories that have been in the headlines through the year, you told us which stories mattered to you. More than 1,500 readers participated in the survey.

The Cameron inquiry, which heard stunning evidence from March to October on flawed breast cancer tests, clearly was picked as the top story of the year.

A more competitive race emerged for the next tier of stories. Our audience picked ABC, or the “anything but Conservative” campaign that Premier Danny Williams launched leading into October’s federal election, as the No. 2 story. Close behind? The announcement of “have” status, which took Newfoundland and Labrador off equalization; the announcement of the Hebron offshore development; and hockey superstar Daniel Cleary taking the Stanley Cup to Harbour Grace this summer.

The full list appears below. Thanks to all who took the time to vote.

In the meantime, test your knowledge with our annual quiz on the year’s top news stories.