Every year there are stories that stand out for one reason or another that get people talking and bring the community closer together. So as 2015 comes to a close and we begin to look back at the year that was, here are the 10 stories that resonated most with CTV Ottawa viewers:

1 - Ottawa loses a true champion: broadcasting legend Max Keeping passes away

A tidal wave of tears flowing in the capital. Ottawa has lost its greatest cheerleader. Broadcasting legend and community leader Max Keeping passed away after a long and debilitating battle with cancer. Max was 73.

2 - Increasing on-road access for off-road vehicles in Ontario

Drivers will soon be able to use more kinds of off-road vehicles on the shoulder of public roads. Starting July 1st, 2015 riders will be able to use two-ups, side-by-side ATVs, and utility terrain vehicles on the shoulder of some public roads.

3 - CFRA news anchor passes away suddenly

CFRA staff along with other Bell Media colleagues are mourning the sudden death of one of our own, CFRA News Anchor Lauren Davis.

4 - February 2015 coldest in 115 years

It's official. Environment Canada says data now confirms February 2015 was the coldest in 115 years. A report summing up the February weather patterns shows the Arctic air mass stuck over eastern Ontario and southwestern Quebec resulted in temperatures 5 to 9 degrees colder than normal.

5 - Star Wars themed bar opens in Ottawa

The owners of a new Star Wars themed bar in Ottawa held its grand opening on Sunday.  The venue, called the Cantina, is named after a fictional bar in the iconic series.

6 - Zellers returns to Ottawa

Zellers returned to Ottawa today at the former Bells Corners location. There were long lines at the cash and shoppers said they were excited by the retailer's return. The new store focuses on fashion clearance and home products. Many shoppers said it was similar to the Winner's brand of stores.

7 - List of retailers that have closed Canadian stores

A list of retailers that have recently closed or are closing shop in Canada in 2015.

8 - Memorial for Lauren Davis scheduled for May 19th

A public memorial service was held on Tuesday, May 19th, from 5 to 7 p.m. The service was located at the Hulse Playfair and McGarry Family Reception Centre at 315 Mcleod Street at O'Connor Street.

9 - West Quebec farmer dies in 'horrific' accident

A West Quebec farmer and father of three is dead after a horrific accident on his dairy farm. It's the second incident involving the owner of a farm in just a few weeks.

10 - Police charge woman after well-known Ottawa doctor dies in crash

The Ottawa medical community is mourning the loss of a well-known doctor and a woman from New York State is facing charges in relation to his death.