IT’S HARD to believe we're already at the pointy end of 2017.
But before we get ready to shout "Happy New Year" with our loved ones, let's take the opportunity to look back on the year that was.
Meanwhile, Earthcore at Elmore caused controversy and continues to divide people.
It has also been a busy year for police, with manhunts, sieges and more.
Sadly, emergency services also attended plenty of incidents on our roads.
Featured here are some of the most popular stories featured on bendigoadvertiser.com.au this year – ones that got your attention and your pageviews.
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- New Bendigo Hospital tour| Videos, Photos
- Shark warning issued in Bendigo
- Bendigo train, car collide near Kangaroo Flat
- Air crash at Essendon DFO
- Elmore B&S in pictures
- Bendigo Easter gala parade | Photos, Videos
- ‘Silent disco’ on Anzac Day eve sparks debate
- Feelin' festive at Groovin The Moo | Pictures
- See who’s at the Bendigo Business Excellence Awards
- Cat hunter in firing line after sharing kill online
- Two-week-old Mustang 'destroyed' by vandals
- Hopetoun Hotel to reopen
- Eureka! Bendigo strikes $1 billion in gold
- BFNL grand finals: Faces in the crowd
- HDNFL grand finals: Faces in the crowd
- LVFNL grand finals: Faces in the crowd
- Bendigo Jockey Club Beach Party Race Day | Photos
- Minutes from death in Jackass Flat
- 2017 Bendigo Cup coverage
- Huntly pub to close its doors
- Thousands left without power after storm rips through region
- ‘You can’t see the bottom’: Sinkhole opens up in Bendigo