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Carillon earns best in class honours

Newspaper takes home 10 awards in provincial competition

By: Staff Writer

Posted: 05/12/2019 10:52 AM

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Community newspapers from across the province gathered to celebrate the Manitoba Community Newspapers Association's 100th annual newspaper awards on Saturday.

The Carillon was named as the best overall newspaper in its circulation class and earned second place awards in its class for layout and design, along with its editorial page.

Columnist Michael Zwaagstra, who authors his Think Again column in the paper on a weekly basis, was honoured with a first place award in the best columnist category of the awards competition.

The newspaper's Christmas issue also took first place honours as the top Christmas issue of 2018.

Reporter Jordan Ross was the winner of three writing awards; two second place awards for First Nations coverage and health coverage, as well as a third place award for best tourism story.

Editor Grant Burr received a third place win in the best editorial category.

The paper's bi-monthly special section, Agriculture Now, received third place honours in the best agricultural section competition.

The Swan Valley Star and Times won the night's biggest honour as the best all-around newspaper in the province.

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