The Clearwater-North Thompson Times has placed second for best all-round newspaper across Canada in its circulation class (up to 1,249).
Canadian Community Newspaper Association announced the winners of its 2014 better newspapers competition on March 27.
In the results, the Times also placed second for best editorial page across Canada and third for best front page.
In 2013, your local newspaper placed second for best all-round newspaper and third for best editorial page with CCNA.
The Times won first place for best all-round newspaper and for best editorial page from CCNA in 2011.
Alberni Valley News swept the results in the under-1,249 circulation class this year, taking first place for best all-round newspaper, best front page and best editorial page.
Last year the Whitewood Herald of Whitewood, Saskatchewan placed first for best all-round newspaper and best editorial page. The Meaford Express of Meaford, Ontario, took first place for best editorial page.
Meanwhile, down the road, Kamloops this Week won first place for best all-round from CCNA in its circulation class (25,000 and above). KTW formerly belonged to Black Press (the owner of the Times and the Barriere Star/Journal) but now is independently owned.
A few weeks ago the Clearwater Times was named as a top-three finalist for general excellence with BC and Yukon Community Newspapers Association. The winners of that competition will be named during an awards gala to be held April 26 in Richmond.