2022 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

2020 Premier Awards - Outstanding Community Service ( Circulation up to 1499,Circulation 1500 to 3999,Circulation 4000 to 6499,Circulation 6500 to 9999,Circulation 10000 to 12499,Circulation 12500 to 17499,Circulation 17500 and over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Lake Report (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON)
    Entry Title: Shop Local: Business spotlight
    Entry Credit: Richard Harley, Kevin MacLean
    Judge Comment: Kudos and congratulations for a 1st place to The Lake Report for coming up with this thoughtful feature during hard times of the pandemic.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Gabriola Sounder (Gabriola Island, BC)
    Entry Title: We gather separately this year for Remembrance Day
    Entry Credit: Derek Kilbourn, Sarah Holmes
    Judge Comment: The photos, the meaning behind this page and the act of service the Gabriola Sounder provided at this vulnerable time for readers during a (hopefully) once in a lifetime pandemic ranks this with high marks. It takes thoughtfulness, time and organization to prepare a page such as this.
  • Competition Comment: These two newspapers put a lot of thought into what their readers wanted and needed to see during the hard times of the pandemic. Both, important topics: Remembrance Day; and Business spotlight. Gabriola Sounder may have received more points had they included a local pastor's Remembrance Day 'sermon' somewhere with this submission as they are common to hear at Remembrance Day Services.