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Top news story of B.C. for 2014

Former British Columbia Teacher Federation (BCTF) President Jim Iker is seen outside the Britannia Secondary and Elementary Schools in Vancouver, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, during the last BCTF strike.
Former British Columbia Teacher Federation (BCTF) President Jim Iker is seen outside the Britannia Secondary and Elementary Schools in Vancouver, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, during the last BCTF strike. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

VANCOUVER – We asked you to vote and you let us know what you think should be the top news story of the year for 2014.

With 442 votes, the clear winner is the end of the B.C. teachers’ labour dispute.

In September, B.C. teachers voted 86 per cent in favour of a new collective agreement.

27,275 “yes” votes were cast, out of 31,741 votes. There are about 41,000 teachers in B.C.

Most students were able to return to class the following Monday, after many of them had missed about three weeks of school.

The six year deal for teachers included a 7.25 per cent salary increase, improvements in extended health benefits and the teaching-on-call rate, an education fund to address class size and composition issues, and money to address retroactive grievances.

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Check out our other top stories in our Year in Review segment:

Part One

Part Two

Part Three