Awards Showcase: SWNA Best Health Series

The Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association (SWNA) Better Newspapers Competition honours excellent work in SK’s community newspapers. Congratulations to the SWNA 2022 BNC winners of the Best Health Series category!1st Place: Fort Qu’Appelle Times, Alan Hustak – Fort San split over new addictions centre“Fort Qu’Appelle Times’ Alan Hustak’s series covering the community’s split vote on the location of an addictions centre was into the ‘exceptionally well researched’ level of journalism. Hustak is obviously a quality writer, smooth and clean, easily understood and includes the community at large. In this series he showed the traits of a well schooled journalist who sought out explanations, asked important questions and informed his readers on all aspects and sides of the story.”2nd Place: Clark’s Crossing Gazette (Warman), Terry Pugh – Ambulance delays still a concern in region“Second place goes to Clark’s Crossing Gazette’s Terry Pugh for his series on problematic Ambulance Service and the ongoing work to rectify the situation in the Gazette’s coverage area. Obvious by the scope of the articles, Mr. Pugh too invested hours in gathering information and quotes, all of which were composed into a strong journalism entry. Terry Pugh takes the 2nd Place recognition.”3rd Place: Weyburn Review, Greg Nikkel – Support of family, friends help young woman through cancer journey“Mr. Nikkel showed a compassion and understanding in his articles that he too was a community reporter, delivering a community article, about community members, proving once again that hard news comes in many colors.”#BNCAwards recognize the outstanding work produced each week and celebrate the vibrancy of community newspapers across Canada. The SWNA Better Newspapers Competition winners were announced in an online awards presentation on May 13, 2022.