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Editorial: Happy New Year

Given the lessons we've learned in the last year, we feel it's best to head into 2022 with a sense of cautious optimism, not expecting too much like we may have been guilty of at the tail end of 2020. Viruses don't care what it says on the calendar, after all. 
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Another year is just around the corner. 

Twelve months ago, everybody was excitedly ushering in the year 2021, hoping a turn of the calendar would bring a renewed sense of optimism after a turbulent 2020. (And turbulent is putting it mildly). 

Of course, many positive things happened in 2021, but for many people, the doom and gloom that persisted in 2020 is still alive and well. Despite a widespread vaccination rollout, the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing – with a new, grim chapter underway thanks to the arrival of the Omicron variant – and society is still grappling with the global event that, much like the world wars in the 20th century, could become a defining period in people's lives. 

Given the lessons we've learned in the last year, we feel it's best to head into 2022 with a sense of cautious optimism, not expecting too much like we may have been guilty of at the tail end of 2020. Viruses don't care what it says on the calendar, after all. 

Locally, Airdrie and Rocky View County also saw plenty happen in 2021, as evident by our annual top-10 year-in-review articles for our news, community, and sports sections. These recaps give a glimpse into some of the coverage from the last 12 months that we feel was the most important, noteworthy, or entertaining.

Our reporters truly enjoy compiling our year-in-review recaps. While admittedly a time-consuming process to put together, these annual reviews allow us the opportunity to reflect on the year that was and revisit some of our hardest-hitting headlines and most enjoyable community-related pieces. There's a lot going on every day in Airdrie and Rocky View County, and we enjoy the challenge of finding and reporting on the region's most important stories. In some ways, the year-in-review issue reminds us why we relish doing what we do. 

From all of us at the Airdrie City View and Rocky View Weekly, we wish our readers a restful and happy New Year. 

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