12/28/2013 11:40 EST

HuffPost Alberta's Most Viral Stories Of 2013 (PHOTOS)

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A photo taken in the western French city of Rennes on November 7, 2013 shows an official Twitter account on a smartphone. Twitter will make its Wall Street debut on November 7 with a price tag of 26 US dollars per share, bidding to raise up to 2.1 billion US dollars in the most eagerly awaited stock offering since Facebook. A tweet from the company said it would offer 70 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange, generating 1.82 billion US dollars, and give underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 10.5 million shares of common stock. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

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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