2023 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

Premier Awards - Best Local Editorial ( Circulation up to 1499,Circulation 1500 to 3999,Circulation 4000 to 6499,Circulation 6500 to 9999) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Gabriola Sounder (Gabriola Island, BC)
    Entry Title: Ferry Passenger Bill of Rights
    Entry Credit: Derek Kilbourn, Sarah Holmes
    Judge Comment: A well-crafted column that borrows from an existing idea -- admittedly imperfect in its current form -- and argues it should be applied to ferry service. Allows readers familiar with the air passenger bill of rights concept to immediately understand its need for ferry passengers.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Gulf Islands Driftwood (Salt Spring Island, BC)
    Entry Title: Hall Plan is Solid
    Entry Credit: Gail Sjuberg
    Judge Comment: A concise argument laying out the reasons to support a new fire station. Closes with a clear call to action for readers.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Lake Cowichan Gazette (Lake Cowichan, BC)
    Entry Title: Community vision must stay front, centre
    Entry Credit: Andrea Rondeau
    Judge Comment: Watchdog engaged in this editorial calling out how politics trumps good policy and NIMBY actors when faced with one of its first tests.
  • Competition Comment: Editorials that took a stand, held a position, and argued it well leaped to the top of this pile.