2023 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

Premier Awards - Best Historical Story ( Circulation 10000 to 12499,Circulation 12500 to 17499,Circulation 17500 and over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Pique Newsmagazine (Whistler & Pemberton, BC)
    Entry Title: They just vanished
    Entry Credit: Megan Lalonde
    Judge Comment: This piece was riveting. An excellent piece of story-telling mixed with historical relevance mixed with how it all affects how and why things are done at one of Canada's top ski destinations today. Just excellent work.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Lake Report (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON)
    Entry Title: Hiking series explores Black history in NOTL
    Entry Credit: Jill Troyer, Don Reynolds
    Judge Comment: The ease with which this story explains the creation of Black history-focused hikes in NOTL is amazing. The way the photos are handled is creative, and one is left wanting to travel straight to NOTL and go for a hike!
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Flamborough Review (Waterdown, ON)
    Entry Title: Save the 103: Fundraising effort underway to restore Westfield's steam locomotive in Rockton
    Entry Credit: Julia Lovett-Squires
    Judge Comment: Such a fun, cute, easy-to-read piece that packed a lot of information into a small space. No doubt it had readers contributing quite readily to the preservation of a very special steam locomotive!
  • Competition Comment: As a lover of history, this category was a delight to go through. The living histories, the tales from days gone by - everything was covered here. A few pieces leaned more towards human interest rather than historical relevance, and some were retells of local folklore. All the stories were fascinating in their own right, and there are some that will lead to great follow-up pieces. Congratulations to all who entered!