The past year has brought stories with it that evoked many emotions in Canadians in 2013, some more surprisingly than others.

From a list of reasons to love Calgary's mayor to the most insane questions tourists ask Albertans, The Huffington Post Alberta's most viral stories of 2013 were a colourful bunch. Some included a heated debate over the iconic red poppy while others looked at the best paying jobs in Alberta's oilpatch.

Here's a look at some of HuffPost Alberta's most popular stories of 2013:

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  • 9. Flooded Toronto Asks To Borrow Nenshi

    When Toronto experienced a flood in 2013, they <em>really </em>wanted to borrow Calgary's mayor and Calgarians weren't always willing to share. Find the full story <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/07/08/toronto-flooding-2013-naheed-nenshi_n_3564081.html" target="_blank">here.</a>

  • 8. These Are Canada's Sunniest Cities

    After weeks of fog in Vancouver, many were happy to hear about the sunniest spots in Canada. Find the full story <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/26/sunniest-cities-in-canada_n_4165107.html" target="_blank">here.</a>

  • 7. Leaked Photos Show Extent Of CNRL Oil Spill Damage

    Leaked photos that showed a series of underground oil spills seeping to the surface at an Alberta oilsands operation went viral in September. Find the full story <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/09/06/cnrl-oil-spill-photos_n_3881807.html" target="_blank">here.</a>

  • 6. It's Not Just About Football

    Rider Nation's love is much deeper than just football, said blogger Erin Chrusch and thousands shared the sentiment. Find the full story <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/erin-chrusch/rider-nation-saskatchewan_b_4325349.html" target="_blank">here.</a>

  • 5. Best Paying Jobs In The Alberta Oil Patch

    As Alberta experienced a historic population boom, many wants to know what the highest paying jobs in the oil patch were. Find the full story <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/02/01/best-paying-jobs-alberta-oil-patch_n_2602506.html" target="_blank">here.</a>

  • 4. The White Poppy Debate

    Many engaged in a conversation over the white vs. red poppy debate, after Calgary-based millionare W. Brett Wilson defended the latter. Find the full story <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/11/08/brett-wilson-white-poppy_n_4243009.html" target="_blank">here.</a>

  • 3. Insane Questions Tourists Ask When They Come To Alberta

    When an editor at HuffPost decided to share her experiences working in Alberta's tourism industry and the silly questions she was asked, they hit a nerve with many. Find the full story <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/michelle-butterfield/alberta-tourists-silliest-questions_b_3930486.html" target="_blank">here.</a>

  • 2. Alberta Floods Change The Rockies Forever

    The full impact of the Alberta flood is hard to measure, but when scientists said the June floods in 2013 changed the Rockies forever, thousands took the warning seriously. Find the full story <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/06/24/alberta-floods-rockies-damage_n_3492115.html" target="_blank">here.</a>

  • 1. Reasons Why Calgarians Love Nenshi

    A post by Alberta blogger Leanne Shirtliffe that listed reasons to love Calgary's Mayor Naheed Nenshi went viral with thousands of shares and views. Find the story <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/leanne-shirtliffe/10-reasons-to-love-nenshi_b_3488230.html" target="_blank">here.</a>