A train derailment, standoffs, and severe weather made for some of the biggest news stories of 2022.

There was also a lot that happened that's cause for celebration.

Stories highlighting community developments, athletic triumphs, and generosity were abundant over the past year in the southeast. Here are some of those.

people lined up out the door for the supper

War broke out in the Ukraine, but the local response was heartening.

Ukrainian supper fundraiser brings in big crowd

Moms helping out moms as Estevan organization supports Ukrainian families

an image of a virtual look at a potential downtown

The revitalization of Estevan's downtown continued, with an ambitious look through a virtual video tour at some of the possible features for the area.

VIDEO: What do you think of the possible future for downtown Estevan?

The ribbon cutting for the completed pathway

This past summer was the first with the completed pathway system, integrating the city of Estevan.

The nearly-$4 million project was essentially completed late in 2021. The paths have been a popular spot for people to enjoy the outdoors.

Estevan's pathway system survives its first winter

Churchill Pool

In other outdoor recreation news, the completion of Churchill pool made for a nice cooling-off spot for families.

Construction complete: Churchill Park pool reopens

A player slides into home during Westerns

Baseball players frequented the diamonds around town, and late August was particularly bustling, with three Estevan teams hosting Westerns in one weekend.

Estevan Minor Baseball hits homerun hosting Westerns

The 13U Brewers are Western Champs

Bruins fan hoisting the Cup

Affinity Place was electric through the Bruins 2021-22 postseason run, culminating in them winning the SJHL title on home ice.

Estevan welcomed visitors from across the country, playing host to the Centennial Cup. It will prove to be a lifelong memory for many hockey fans, and it gave a welcome boost to the economy.

No curses here: Estevan Bruins are league champions

Brooks Bandits repeat as national champions

Excitement building as Centennial Cup nears

A person donating food

The giving spirit was in the air throughout the year. 

Just a few of the many initiatives that were successful included DiscoverEstevan's Blow Away Hunger, Radiothon for Life supporting the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, the United Way's 46th Annual Telethon, and a massive Festival of Trees for the hospital foundation.

Record totals collected for the Salvation Army as the southeast blows away hunger

$110,000 raised for St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation during Radiothon for Life

'Right down to the wire': Recapping the Estevan United Way Telethon

'They step up for us every single time': Hospital foundation thrilled with Festival of Trees turnout

a golfer teeing off

Golf courses around the southeast, including TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club in Estevan, are popular spots during the warmer months. There was plenty of tournament action in Estevan, including the 27th Annual Estevan Lion's Club Golf Tournament, the Dustin Pratt Memorial, the OTS Oilmen's, the Chamber of Commerce's Networking on the Green, and more competitive tournaments.

Woodlawn hosting top senior golfers from around the province

'It's one of the highlights': Networking on the Green a key event for business community

A copious amount of fun coming with charity golf event

cadets standing at attention

Families and relatives from across the globe gathered in the Boundary Dam area to honour 21 people who lost their lives in an air crash 76 years ago.

'It's very humbling': Families, relatives gather to honour fallen airmen from 1946 crash

The cow with her calves

A rarity happened in the agriculture sector. A 15-year-old Angus cow gave birth to quadruplets, in what was described as an 11.2 million-to-one chance.

15-year-old Angus cow gives birth to quadruplets 

medal recipients

Fifty-five people were honoured for their contributions to society in November with Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medals.

Your list of Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal recipients in Estevan

The Neufeld family

A tragic event turned into an outpouring of support for a southeast family.

Abraham Neufeld died in a fierce blizzard near Tribune. The community showed up in spade to a fundraiser in Oungre to help the Neufeld family.

Successful fundraiser for local family following tragic loss

Some of the other highlights from the past year include decorations aplenty during 


Some of the other highlights included students paying their respects to veterans in the freezing cold, Halloween decorations aplenty, plenty of activity in downtown Estevan, including another summer street dance, and a very strong year for farmers.

Sun 102 and CJ 1150 will be ringing in the New Year with special programming to celebrate the top songs in their respective genres. You can catch the New Year's Specials on December 31 from 6 p.m. to midnight, and from noon to 6 p.m. on January 1.

You can stream Sun 102 here, and listen to CJ 1150 online here.