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These were the 10 most popular stories of 2018 on Vancouver Is Awesome

It was a record-breaking year at Vancouver Is Awesome for readership, and for that we thank you, dear reader. So what exactly did we write that was so popular?

It was a record-breaking year at Vancouver Is Awesome for readership, and for that we thank you, dear reader. So what exactly did we write that was so popular?

We took a look at the cold, hard data of articles written in-house at V.I.A. (i.e. not from the talented folks at the Canadian Press or our colleague Glacier Media publications) and as it shakes out, 2018 was a year of magical light displays, sharks, quirky camping gear, the mere suggestion of snow working us into a frenzy, and pooping (in a Tim Hortons, specifically).

These are the top 10 most popular posts from Vancouver Is Awesome for 2018.

10. OPINION: This article about a $218m Vancouver ‘slumlord’ family is the best thing published this year

 The notorious Sahotas. Photos via The Globe and Mail's BEN NELMS AND RAFAL GERSZAKThe notorious Sahotas. Photos via The Globe and Mail’s BEN NELMS AND RAFAL GERSZAK

In which we steer you OFF our site and to a Globe & Mail piece that should be read by anyone who has a heart and is at all concerned about the most vulnerable citizens of our city.

9. Escape to a FREE magical Sasquatch-themed lights festival in this charming B.C. village

 Photo: Harrison Hot SpringsPhoto: Harrison Hot Springs

Who doesn't love a festive getaway?

8. An actual $3.9M junk heap is on the market in Vancouver

 2573 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver/Listing agent: Hunt Tse2573 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver/Listing agent: Hunt Tse

How bad is the real estate market here? Well, a pile of debris that hit the market for $3,990,000 in Kitsilano.

7. Vancouver forecast now calls for snow on Friday night as well as Saturday

 @ana_cris_photographer/Instagram

In early December, just the mere suggestion of snow in the forecast was call for excitement.

6. This lady decided to take a poop in a Langley Tim Hortons and throw it at the workers 

 Screen grabScreen grab

Indeed, she did. Follow the link to see the infamous video...if you dare.

5. Vancouver weather: major street flooding and cars underwater

 Sarah Godin / TwitterSarah Godin / Twitter

This roundup of storm images was flooded with readers.

4. B.C.-wide manhunt launched for sexual assault suspect who removed ankle monitor

 File photoFile photo

Even better news: He was apprehended.

3. An actual shark was spotted swimming in shallow water near Kits Beach

 Shark in Vancouver. Photo Kate White.Shark in Vancouver. Photo Kate White.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

2. A B.C. company is using original Boler molds to make this new camping trailer

 Photo: ArmadilloPhoto: Armadillo

Let's all go camping!

1. Metro Vancouver weather forecast calling for a chance of snow this week

 TransLink bus in Vancouver still operate in winter while it has snow storm in Downtown Vancouver/ ShutterstockTranslink bus in Vancouver still operate in winter while it has snow storm in Downtown Vancouver/ Shutterstock

Because: SNOW, OMG!

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