2022 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

2020 Special Competitions - Best Business Writing ( Circulation up to 1499,Circulation 1500 to 3999,Circulation 4000 to 6499,Circulation 6500 to 9999) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Alberni Valley News (Port Alberni, BC)
    Entry Title: Road to recovery remains unpaved
    Entry Credit: Susie Quinn
    Judge Comment: Excellent story about the significance of a 85-kilometre stretch of gravel logging road that represents the path to safety and the path to economic recovery for a remote First Nations community. With background details and telltale quotes, the reporter explains why the road is the backbone that supports the coastal economy.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News (Tofino/Ucluelet, BC
    Entry Title: Tofino's first cannabis store opens
    Entry Credit: Nora O'Malley
    Judge Comment: Well crafted feature about Tofino’s first cannabis dispensary. Good lead carries through to the conclusion of this short but detailed story. Well written! Superb photo!
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News (Tofino/Ucluelet, BC
    Entry Title: Resorts set to reopen
    Entry Credit: Andrew Bailey
    Judge Comment: As travel restrictions begin to loosen, this longish business feature tells the tale of Tofino’s first safe steps towards the post-lockdown recovery of a tourism community hard hit by devastating job loses.
  • Competition Comment: Businesses are the lifeline of communities a fact that was laid bare by the pandemic which provides the backdrop for two of the winning features in this category. Without employment provided by local businesses, communities cannot survive and thrive.