Canadian Community Newspaper Association has given the Clearwater Times three awards: first for best all round newspaper, first for best editorial page, and second for best front page (all in its circulation class of less than 1,250). The CCNA also gave the newspaper a blue ribbon for excellence.
The judging was based on one issue from January, 2013 and one issue from August, 2013.
The judge, Heather Fowlie of the Cape Breton Post, said in her comments, “Lots of great photography showcased throughout both editions. Also great to see a strong editorial page.”
In 2011, the Clearwater Times won first place for best all round newspaper from CCNA as well as first for best editorial page.
This spring, the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Association awarded the Times first place for general excellence in its circulation class (under 2,000).
That was the third time the newspaper won first place for general excellence from BCYCNA during the 16 years that Black Press has owned it.
Below: Other people who contribute to the Times include (l-r) prize-winning graphic artist Lisa Quiding and community correspondents Goldie Krawec, Kay Knox, Eleanor Deckert and Sandra Holmes. Times file photos