B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Association has awarded the Clearwater Times second place for General Excellence in its circulation class (under 2,000). The award was presented during the BCYCNA’s Ma Murray awards gala on April 20 at the River Rock Casino in Richmond.
This is the ninth time the Times has been a top-three finalist in general excellence with BCYCNA during the 15 years Black Press has owned the newspaper.
It won first place for general excellence from BCYCNA in 2010 and 2006. Last year the Times came second.
The Bridge River/Lillooet News took first place this year. Valemount’s Valley Sentinel came third.
Here are the judges’ comments about the Times: “This is another newspaper that begins with a strong front page and continues with excellent coverage of the community throughout the paper. Stand-out photography, loads of community coverage and lots of well-designed advertising, impressive op-ed page, and interesting, well-researched features.”
Earlier this year the Canadian Community Newspaper Association awarded the Times second place for Best All Round Newspaper and third place for Best Editorial Page in its circulation class (up to 1,249).
In 2011 the Times won first place for Best All Round Newspaper and first place for Best Editorial Page from CCNA.