April 7 2014
The Haliburton Echo was honoured with a first place finish for general excellence in its circulation category at the Ontario Community Newspaper Association awards gala in Vaughan on April 4.
Sister paper the Minden Times also took home a first place in its circulation group and reporter Chad Ingram won a third place for his editorial called “Words words words” in the Minden Times.
“This is a lovely community newspaper” the judges wrote of the Echo. “The Haliburton Echo had a clean uniform lay out that was easy for the reader to navigate.”
The judges also noted that looking at the paper “It makes Haliburton a place I would like to visit.”
The Times was praised for its attractive photography strong writing and “engaging opinion pages.”