Echo top finisher in Canadian newspaper awards

April 19 2016

The Haliburton County Echo has been awarded a second place for General Excellence for its circulation category from the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards.

General excellence takes into account editorial quality typography advertising and layout front page and commentary page in the scoring.

First place in general excellence went to The Chief in Squamish B.C. Third was awarded to The Advance in Melville Sask.

The Echo also received a second place in the Best Feature Story category for “Beech bark disease rolling through county” by Jenn Watt published in December. The story detailed the devastating impact of the disease which is expected to alter the Highlands’ forests irreparably.

The Echo’s sister paper the Minden Times received two of its own awards.

Chad Ingram’s editorial about backyard hens took the third prize for Best Local Editorial while photographer Darren Lum won the second place honour in the Best Sports Photo category for his Pan Am Games image.

The Minden Times also received the blue ribbon for notable achievement in the General Excellence category.