After an already challenging year in the capital, the last month of the year threw a few more surprising curve balls.
The Omicron COVID variant made its way to the ACT, and spread rapidly through the territory as Canberrans enjoyed their hard-earned freedoms.
It meant Christmas and New Year's Eve was a lot more isolated than many intended.
Much like 2021, 2022 is sure to throw more challenges at the capital, and as ever Canberrans will be ready to meet them in their distinct and united way.
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