Nunatsiaq News won four 2019 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards, for best website, news stories and editorial-writing. “This poignant story by Sarah Rogers, published on the front page of our April 13, 2018, print issue, won third place in the best news story category at the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards competition this year."
"The new Nunatsiaq News website, launched last December, won first place in its circulation category, while the newspaper took two best news story awards and one best editorial award. Entered in the 4,000 to 12,499 print-circulation category, the Nunatsiaq News website finished first, ahead of the Parry Sound Beacon Star (second) and the North Grenville Times (third). Nunatsiaq News continued its tradition of journalistic excellence with two best news story awards in its circulation category.
A story by Jim Bell on the civil court judgment rendered last year against Baffin business owner Ike Haulli, “Nunavut sexual predator must pay $1.22 million to his victims,” published in print on April 27, 2018 and online on April 19, 2018, finished first in the best news story category. And a moving story by Sarah Rogers on the 2017 death of an 11-year-old girl in the Nunavik community of Umiujaq, “MMIWG inquiry brings clarity to Nunavik mother,” published in print on April 13, 2018 and online on April 4, 2018, won third place honours in the same category.
Also, an editorial by Jim Bell on the Nutrition North Canada program, “It’s about nutrition, stupid,” published in print on Nov. 2, 2018 and online on Oct. 25, 2018, won first place for best local editorial in the same circulation category.”
To check out a full list of this year's winners, click here.