Times flood coverage wins national awards
Coverage of flooding in Minden last year, which forced the town to declare a state of emergency, was recognized in the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards, announced last week.
Darren Lum’s photo of Michael Bainbridge pulling a boat with his daughters down a flooded Minden street took first place in the Best Spot News Photo.
The Times’s coverage of the flood, written by Chad Ingram and Sue Tiffin, placed third in the Best Feature Series category.
The Times’s sister paper, the Haliburton County Echo, placed third in its circulation class for Best All-Round Newspaper. It placed first for Best Sports Coverage. The paper also received third place finishes for Best News Story and Best Feature Story for work by Tiffin.
An editorial on bullying in the Haliburton Echo by Jenn Watt placed second.
County Life newspaper also received one award for a piece on the first cars in the county, by Tiffin. It placed third in Best Historical Story.
Darren Lum’s photo of badminton player Ben Schmidt placed third in the Best Feature Photo competition.
“The Canadian Community Newspaper Awards celebrate the best in community publishing from across the country,” the competition website reads. “Newspapers of similar circulation size compete against each other and are judged by a panel of industry experts. With a diverse array of awards categories covering editorial, photography and multimedia, the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards offer learning opportunities for publications of all sizes.”