MONTREAL – Editors and news directors across the country have selected the Lac-Megantic train derailment as Canada’s News Story of the Year.

Vote totals:

Lac-Megantic: 30.6 per cent

Senate expenses: 24.2 per cent

Rob Ford scandal: 22.6 per cent

Alberta floods: 12.9 per cent

Charbonneau Commission: 2.4 per cent

Fall of BlackBerry: 1.6 per cent

Rehtaeh Parsons and cyberbullying: 1.6 per cent

Children smothered by python: 0.8 per cent

Idle No More: 0.8 per cent

Trudeau leads Liberals: 0.8 per cent

Quebec charter controversy: 0.8 per cent

Edward Snowden: 0.8 per cent